Firefighters Brian Busch, 43, and James Ludlum, 69, killed when truck struck by commercial vehicle on Highway 151 in Mineral Point, Wisconsin

Modified Date: 
Fri, 01/07/2022 - 4:42pm
Accident Date: 
Thursday, January 6, 2022

2 Wisconsin firefighters killed when semi hits firetruck

Sheriff's officials said the firetruck the firefighters were in was northbound when it attempted to turn into an emergency crossover. That's when it was hit from behind by a tractor trailer truck.

Mineral Point firefighters killed in crash ID’d

According to the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office, fire capt. Brian Busch, 43, and firefighter James Ludlum, 69, were in a fire truck and were trying to turn onto an emergency crossover near mile marker 38 when a northbound semi hit their truck.

People Involved: 
Brian Busch
James Ludlum
Highway 151


How did this happen? Did the fire truck pull in front of the semi to cross into the emergency turn area?

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