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Trucks collide, one injured

ELK MOUND — A man was injured Monday afternoon, July 28 when the dump truck he was driving eastbound on Interstate 94 was struck by a semi that was attempting to pass at mile marker 57 near Elk Mound in Dunn County.

Wayne J. Kundinger, 42, of Fifield, WI received non-life threatening injuries when the 2005 Peterbuilt dump truck he was operating was hit by a 2012 Kenworth semi tractor-trailer driven by 34-year-old Clinton A. Riedel from Milton-Freewater, OR. Riedel was not injured in the accident which happened at 4:13 p.m.

According to a release from the Wisconsin State Patrol, Clinton Riedel was eastbound on I-94, in the left lane, when he attempted  to pass the dump truck driven by Wayne Kundinger.

Riedel stated that he encountered a vehicle malfunction that caused him to lose control of his semi. The semi started to travel into the median, struck the cable barriers and then traveled back across the eastbound lanes.

The dump truck, which was still in the right lane, struck the trailer of semi as it crossed in front of Kundinger.

Both Kundinger and Riedel were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

The right lane was blocked by the crashed vehicles. The scene was cleared at approximately 6:00 p.m.

This crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.