Crash causes power outage in Winnebago County

Posted at 8:00 AM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 09:02:09-04

A stretch of Highway 76 was shut down for several hours while crews cleared a two car crash and restored power to the area. 

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says they responded to a two-car crash at Oakridge Road and Highway 76 around 1:30 Thursday morning. 

A car heading south near Oakridge Road crossed the centerline and hit a semi going north on Highway 76. 

The semi then entered the ditch and hit a power pole. Power was out for several hours south of Oakridge Road. 

The driver was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh with a broken leg. 

The semi driver was taken to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center- Neenah for precautionary reasons. 

Wisconsin Public Service was on scene to repair the pole and to remove power lines on Highway 76. 

The highway re-opened around 7 a.m. Thursday.