Two Mineral Point firefighters killed in crash – WKOW

2 Firefighters Killed While Responding to Crash
MINERAL POINT (WKOW) — Two Mineral Point firefighters are dead after a crash near mile marker 38 on U.S. Highway 151 around midnight Thursday. 
A release from the Iowa County Sheriff’s office says a Mineral Point fire truck responded to the scene of a crash on northbound U.S. 151 near mile marker 38 with two firefighters on board. The truck was trying to turn into an emergency crossover when it was hit by a semi truck that was also driving north on U.S. 151.
Officials say the fire truck caught on fire after the crash and both firefighters died. The driver of the semi was not injured.
As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, crews were still at the scene removing the vehicles involved.
Names of the deceased and the semi driver will be released at a later time.
A detour will be in place routing traffic onto business 151 through Mineral Point.
This is a developing story. We will update it with more information once it is available. 
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