Semi driver causes fatal crash

COLUMBUS, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say speed and inattentive driving are factors in a six-vehicle fatal crash in Columbia County.

Authorities say the driver of a semi failed to slow down in a construction zone on Highway 151 near Columbus Tuesday and struck five other vehicles; including a minivan, two SUVs, a pickup and a car. A male passenger in the pickup died at the scene. Five others were taken to the hospital by ambulance or by two Medflight helicopters.

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