Three injured in three-vehicle crash

AMBERG, Wis. – A three-vehicle crash involving two semis in northern Wisconsin sent three people, including an Iron Mountain man, to the hospital.

According to Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve, Marinette County Dispatch received a call at 2:40 a.m. Thursday morning of a serious crash involving two semi trucks and a car that had occurred at State Quarry Road and U.S. 141, north of Amberg, Wis.

An investigation revealed that a north-bound car driven by Andrew R. Kunna, 26, of Menasha, Wis., crossed the center line and struck the fuel tank and trailer of a south-bound semi truck driven by Brian Scott Herrala, 48, of Iron Mountain. The impact caused the semi to fall on its side and block the roadway.

A north-bound semi driven by Peter W. Johnson, 48, of Manitowoc, Wis., was unable to stop in time and drove through and over the overturned semi truck.

All three units were occupied by only the drivers. The semi drivers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and the driver of the car was seriously injured. All three drivers were transported to Dickinson County Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain for treatment.

Traffic was detoured in both directions for several hours until the large amount of debris could be removed from the roadway. The north-bound semi was empty and the south-bound semi was hauling metal crates. No hazardous materials were involved in the accident.

The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Wisconsin State Patrol, Pembine Fire Departments, and the Marinette County Highway Commission.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol. The driver of the car is under investigation for operating while intoxicated.