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Two-vehicle crash involving paint truck shuts down I-43


SHEBOYGAN CO. — Both lanes of I-43 north of Playbird Road were shut down Thursday, August 16th following a two-vehicle crash. The crash occurred just before 9 a.m.

Sheboygan County Sheriff’s officials say one person was taken to the hospital for a minor injury.

Officials say a truck crossed into the median and tipped over, spilling part of its load. Officials learned the truck was potentially carrying hazardous paint after observing a decal on the truck. The hazmat team was called to the scene as a precaution.

The truck is owned by Sheboygan Paint and a representative of the company was on scene to help responders.  Materials spilled were determined to be a water based paint, non-toxic and non-flammable.   Several drums of hazardous paint were on board but did not spill.

The truck was operated by 58-year-old Timothy Barthels of Sheboygan.

The car’s driver was 85-year-old Adeline Herzog of Sheboygan.

I-43 southbound was closed at Cth XX in Manitowoc County and detoured to Sth 42.  The passing lane of I-43 northbound was closed.  

All lanes of I-43 have since reopened.

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