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Lake Delton firefighter returns home after Interstate crash

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LAKE DELTON (WKOW) -- The Lake Delton firefighter who was hurt in a crash on I-90/94 Saturday morning has returned home.

According to the Delton Fire Department Facebook page, Joe Sabol, 39, returned home with an escort of dozens of emergency vehicles and many of his emergency services family. 

Officials thanked the community for the support after the crash. 

Sabol was hit while directing traffic on the interstate Saturday morning. 

According to Wisconsin State Patrol investigators, a Montello driver lost control on an on-ramp from Highway 12 to I-90/94 around 8 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle spun out of control and was hit by a car driving on the interstate. The 54-year-old Montello woman died. The driver who hit her was not hurt. 

Sobol responded to the crash, parking his truck with emergency lights in the shoulder of the interstate. While he was directing traffic, authorities say another driver lost control of her vehicle on the slippery road and hit him, then a road sign. 

Sobol was taken to a hospital then transferred to UW Hospital for treatment of his injuries.

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