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Driver injured, cited in milk truck crash
milk truck crash
Platteville firefighters cut open the cab of a milk truck owned by Daniel Olson Trucking of Sparta after the truck flipped over on Lancaster Street northwest of Adams Street Wednesday around 10:05 a.m. Daniel Smyth was taken by Med Flight helicopter to UW Hospital in Madison for injuries, then was cited for second-offense drunk driving and failure to have control of a vehicle.Adams Street and Lancaster Street were closed until Wednesday afternoon.

A 57-year-old Soldiers Grove man was injured after the milk truck he was driving tipped over at the intersection of Adams Street and Lancaster Street Wednesday morning.

Daniel Smyth was taken by Platteville EMS to Southwest Health, then UW Hospital in Madison by Med Flight helicopter after the crash around 10:05 a.m.

Smyth was driving a milk truck owned by Daniel Olson Trucking of Sparta west on Adams Street when the rollover occurred. The milk truck narrowly missed a car going southeast on Lancaster Street that ended up in the median.

Smyth was extricated by Platteville Fire Jaws of Life.

Smyth was ticketed for second-offense operating while intoxicated and failing to keep control of a vehicle.

Platteville police said speed and alcohol use appeared to be factors in the crash.

The Wisconsin State Patrol and Platteville Streets Department assisted at the scene.