Two Seriously Injured in Platteville Highway 151 Crash

PLATTEVILLE, WI (Ben Caxton) — A Wednesday afternoon crash on Highway 151 near Platteville sent two men on med flights to a Madison hospital. The accident occurred around 4:40 PM near the intersection of Southwest Road. Reports say Brandon Lange of Platteville was traveling north in the slow lane of traffic in his Kubota farm tractor pulling a full silage wagon. Zachary Schroeder of Cross Plains was also traveling north in the same lane of traffic in his 1999 Peterbilt semi pulling a loaded trailer. Schroeder was unable to avoid Lange and crashed into the back of the farm tractor and silage trailer at a highway speeds. Lange and Schroeder were transported to Southwest Health Center in Platteville and were both later transported by Med Flight to Madison for injuries sustained in the crash. The crash remains under investigation.

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