Authorities have released the name of the man who died Monday after his car was struck a dump truck in the village of Rio.
Rio Police Chief Jeff Becker identified 72-year-old John Schmid of Cambria as the driver of the car involved in the collision. Schmid was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.
According to a release from Becker, the crash happened around 2 p.m. Monday at the intersection of State Highway 16 and County Highway C. A 911 caller explained that the car was hit by a dump truck.
Investigation into the crash found that Schmid failed to stop at a stop sign while driving north on County C through the intersection toward Paris Street. The car was hit on the passenger side by the truck as it was driving west on Highway 16.
Police found the truck driver was alert and declined medical assistance.
The Rio Fire Department and EMS arrived to find Schmid trapped inside the car. Becker said in the release that the crash is still under investigation by the department and Wisconsin State Patrol.
GALLERY: Columbia County emergency response
Columbus house car crash file
A car operated by a suspected drunken driver crashed into a house south of Columbus on Aug. 5, trapping a woman inside a bedroom and leaving the car lodged sideways in the house.
Highway 33 Ice Crash
Among the dozens of weather-related calls to city and county authorities over the weekend, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office responded to a crash on Highway 33 near Saddle Ridge, east of Portage, on Monday morning where a man driving with a child in a car seat suffered minor injuries after snow and ice debris blew off the vehicle in front of him, crashing into his truck, with a piece of ice smashing his windshield.
Highway 73 fatal crash file
One woman was killed and several others injured when a semi-truck struck a van pulling a camper on Aug. 11, 2017, on Highway 73 at Highway E in the Columbia County town of Randolph.
A crew with Blystone's Towing works to get a disabled semi off Highway 33 after police say it rear-ended a pickup truck Wednesday afternoon. Portage police and Columbia County Sheriff's Office deputies directed traffic as the afternoon heat turned to a thunderstorm in front of the Fort BP.
Crash kills three
Columbia County Sheriff's Office Lt. Richard Hoege is shown here earlier this year at Blystone's Towing, looking at the wreckage from a multi-fatality crash in the town of Pacific.
Crash in town of Lodi
Two Lodi School District pupils were taken to Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac to get checked out for minor injuries, after a car rear-ended a school bus carrying 23 Lodi students Thursday afternoon. The bus had stopped to let students out on Highway 60, just east of Gluth Road in the town of Lodi. At about 3:55 p.m., firefighters from the Lodi Area Fire Department were called to the scene, according the Assistant Chief John Lehr. The firefighters cleaned up debris and spilled fluids. They also directed traffic, which was limited to one lane, for a little less than an hour. The driver of the car was not injured. Although the car was jammed under the bus, and the car’s airbag deployed, the windshield did not appear to be broken. The Lodi Area Emergency Medical Service responded to the scene, as did the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and a tow truck from Ness Auto Sales and Service of Lodi. Another school bus transported the bus passengers away from the scene, and the bus involved in the accident was driven away once the vehicle beneath it was extricated. Citations may be pending, according to the sheriff’s office.
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