BUFFALO COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A semi driver is facing life threatening injuries following a deer vs. vehicle crash in Buffalo County over the weekend.
It happened around 3 p.m. Saturday near the Town of Alma. According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 37 when it struck a deer. The deer was then thrown through the windshield of a semi, causing it to cross traffic and end up in the ditch.
The driver of the semi, 37-year-old Tony McCray of Whitehall, was taken by ambulance to an area hospital. A medical helicopter was requested but was unable to fly due to weather conditions.
A 14-year-old was also in the semi but was not injured.
Two people, 71-year-old Carol Brophy and 72-year-old Edward Brophy were in the other vehicle and were not injured.
The southbound lane of Highway 37 was closed for about four-and-a half hours and was opened up after the semi was removed.
The crash remains under investigation.