MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have identified two Mineral Point firefighters killed in a crash in southwestern Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported Friday that 43-year-old Brian Busch and 69-year-old James Ludlum were killed early Thursday morning when a semitrailer struck their fire truck on Highway 151 in Iowa County.
The firefighters were trying to turn into an emergency crossover with their lights flashing when they were hit.
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The semitrailer driver wasn't hurt.
The crash closed the highway in both directions for almost 15 hours.
Busch and Ludlum had a combined 60 years of service with the Mineral Point Fire Department.