Highway 24 accident results in fatality

The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls at approximately 5:40 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 16, regarding a semi that drove off a bridge over Goddard Creek southwest of Fort Atkinson on Highway 24.

The semi overturned and caught fire. The accident resulted in fatal injuries to the driver, Kyle McNeil, age 33, of Waterloo.

Multiple emergency responders and emergency response agencies from the area, along with the help of several private individuals and businesses, responded and assisted the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Atkinson Fire, and Winneshiek County Emergency Management at the scene.

Highway 24 was closed temporarily due to the accident investigation, but has since reopened.

Personnel remained on the scene for several hours attempting to remove the wreckage. Additional cleanup efforts were to continue throughout the day Thursday, Aug. 17.

The accident remains under investigation by the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office.


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