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Posted on: September 21, 2023

S Seminole Highway Temporarily Closed Due to Accident

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Car vs. Pole Crash

Incident Date: 09/21/2023

Release Date: 9/21/2023

Incident Number: FP23-19762

Prepared By: Sgt. Nicholas Clemens 

Details:

On September 21st, 2023, around 8:40 pm, Officers with the Fitchburg Police Department responded to a report of an accident on S Seminole Hwy near Dawley Drive.  Officers located a vehicle that had crashed into an electrical pole on the side of S Seminole Hwy.  The investigation revealed that the vehicle was traveling south on S Seminole Hwy and left the road because the windows became foggy.  The 74 year old driver was the only occupant and did not report any injuries.  

MG&E crews were called to the scene because the electrical pole was damaged.  S Seminole Highway is currently closed from Dawley Dr. to McKee Rd. while crews are working to fix the pole.  Crews estimate the road should be fully open by 1 am on 9/22/23.  The Fitchburg Police Department requests that motorists find an alternate route during this time.       

Update:

As of 5:15 a.m. on September 22, 2023, all lanes of S. Seminole Highway are open. The Fitchburg Police Department and MG&E appreciate overnight motorist who avoided the area. 

-Sergeant Logan Brown

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