At 4:05 p.m. on August 18th, 2019 the Vernon County 911 Dispatch received a 911 call reporting a vehicle vs. Amish horse and buggy crash on State Highway 82 near State Highway 33 in the town of Hillsboro.

Cody T. Chaulklin, age 27, of Cashton was traveling west on State Highway 82 in a pickup truck towing a gooseneck trailer with a skid-loader. A nearby Amish horse and buggy broke away from a hitching post and was running loose down State Highway 82. The horse and buggy suddenly ran into the oncoming lane and was struck by the Chaulklin’s trailer. Chaulklin received minor injuries and refused medical care at the scene. The horse was killed instantly from the impact, and was later removed from the scene.

Assisting at the scene was the Hillsboro Fire Department.

The incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.