On Wednesday, May 25 at 6:50 a.m., the Crawford Sheriff’s Department was notified of a one-vehicle accident in Bridgeport Township in the Highway 18 construction zone, one mile west of Ward Road.
A 2007 Freightliner straight truck owned by URSA Logistics of Waukesha, Wis., and operated by Nicholas Ruedinger, 29, Boscobel, was hauling mail westbound on Highway 18.
Ruedinger stated the truck’s steering caused him to lose control.
The truck struck a concrete retaining wall in the construction zone and then veered to the north onto a large pile of rock where it came to rest.
Ruedinger suffered minor cuts but refused medical treatment.
Due to traffic and the construction zone, Highway 18 had to be detoured for approximately 45 minutes while the truck was removed.
The accident remains under investigation.
Assisting at the scene were the Bridgeport Fire and First Responders, Tri-State EMS, and Bob’s Towing.