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Driver injured in 80/81 truck crash
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Wisconsin 80/81 was blocked at DeBuhr Road in Smelser for about an hour Monday morning due to this truck crash.

A 45-year-old De Pere man was injured in a truck crash on Wisconsin 80/81 south of Platteville Monday morning.

Steven Arndt was driving a truck owned by Holtger Inc. of Dubuque pulling a flatbed trailer northbound on 80/81 near DeBuhr Road in the Town of Smelser around 7:10 a.m. when the truck went off the east side of the road, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

The trailer rolled over and lost its load, and the truck went across the road ending up in the west-side ditch, blocking the road completely.

Arndt was taken by Southwest Health EMS to Southwest Health.

Arndt was ticketed for not wearing a seat belt. The Wisconsin State Patrol issued tickets to Holtger for not having a breakaway cable and for not having working brakes on the trailer.

The Platteville Fire Department assisted at the scene. The highway was blocked for about an hour.