Grain Truck Rolls Downhill and Crashes After Engine Quits

CHRISTIANA, WI (Ben Caxton) — Robert Defliger of La Farge was stopped on Saugstad Road at the intersection of US Highway 14, town of Christiana, in a single-axle grain truck. Then the engine quit as he attempted to proceed up the hill and through the intersection. Defliger’s truck rolled backward into the front of a van driven by Kelly Kennedy, La Crosse. The truck continued backward and left the right side of Saugstad Road after striking Kennedy’s vehicle a second time with the front of the truck. Kennedy’s vehicle spun around. Neither Defliger nor Kennedy reported any injuries. Defliger’s truck received only functional damage. Kennedy’s vehicle received disabling damage and was towed.

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