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Driver uninjured when semi crashes
Photo supplied The driver of a semitrailer was not injured after his vehicle crashed into a rock wall early Thursday near Lead Mine. The driver reportedly swerved to avoid a deer. One lane of Wisconsin 11 was closed as the vehicle was removed.
TOWN OF NEW DIGGINGS - The driver of a semitrailer was uninjured following an accident that demolished the vehicle when it struck a rock wall early Thursday on Wisconsin 11.

According to Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley, the driver, Joel D. Sally, 45, Rockford, Ill., was westbound when he reportedly swerved to avoid a deer on the roadway and was unable to regain control of the unit.

The 2004 International semitrailer collided with a guard rail and then struck a rock wall along the north side of the state highway, just west of County I in Lead Mine.

The Lafayette County Sheriff's office was notified of the crash at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday. Deputies, Benton Fire Department personnel and Benton First Responders were dispatched to the scene.

The tractor portion of the vehicle was demolished, deputies reported. The trailer unit received some damage also but was eventually connected to another semi-tractor and removed from the scene. One lane of Wisconsin 11 was closed for several hours while the vehicle was removed.

The vehicle is owned by Dohrn Transfer of Rock Island, Ill.

Wisconsin State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement officers and members of the Lafayette County Highway Department assisted at the scene.