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Eight month old child dead after semi truck crashes into home, Wisconsin sheriff says


The Winnebago County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) has confirmed that a child was killed in a semi vs. structure crash on Monday.

The incident occurred around 6 p.m. on July 25 in Vinland, Wisconsin.

“The semi-tractor/trailer had been traveling on I-41 southbound when it veered off the interstate through the fence line, crossed the frontage road, and crashed into an occupied residence on Green Valley Road,” WCSO said in a news release issued on Tuesday morning.

Police said that the truck driver, a 63 year old Wisconsin resident, suffered minor injuries.

An eight month old boy died at the scene, WSCO confirmed.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Multiple agencies responded to the scene, including the Wisconsin State Patrol, Neenah Police Department, Menasha Police Department, Town of Vinland Fire Department, Town of Oshkosh Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance, ThedaStar Air Medical, Wisconsin Public Service, Fox Cities Victim Crisis Response Team, Winnebago County Highway Department, and the Winnebago County Coroner’s Office.

“Please keep your thoughts with the family and friends of everyone involved,” WCSO said.


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