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Vehicle vs. County Highway Worker Results in Fatality

June 04, 2009
Contact: Sgt. Chris Larsh Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI. June 4th, 2009 At 2:08 p.m., Dane County Sheriff’s Office, Sun Prairie Police and Sun Prairie EMS, responded to northbound U.S. Highway 151 approximately ½ mile south of the Sun Prairie Main Street exit for a crash involving a Dane County Highway Worker and a pickup truck, in the Town of Burke. The initial investigation reveals Dane County Highway worker, James S. Porter, age 61, was outside of his county vehicle when he was struck by a Ford F150 driven by, Alan C. Borgardt, age 59. Borgardt was travelling northbound in the far left lane, when he initially struck the portable traffic sign trailer attached to Porter’s vehicle. After striking the trailer, Borgardt then struck the median and Porter. Bogardt’s vehicle continued north striking the street sweeper directly in front of Porter’s vehicle. Porter was pronounced deceased at the scene. Borgardt was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. Dane County Highway Worker, Craig S. Johnson, operating the street sweeper, was uninjured. This crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.