Treacherous weather-related driving conditions may be to blame for a crash between a semi and a pickup truck that snarled traffic late Thursday afternoon in Hampshire, authorities said.
Drivers were experiencing white-out conditions, with blowing snow and black ice on roadways at the time of the crash, which occurred at 4:46 p.m. on Route 20 north of the intersection with Big Timber Road, according to Lt. Eric Larson of the Hampshire Fire Protection District.
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Firefighters had to extricate the driver of the pickup truck from his vehicle, which sustained heavy damage to the front passenger side. The driver was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening, Larson said.
The semi driver was uninjured.
Larson said crews were preparing to pull the semi from the road when firefighters left about 5:25 p.m.