WisDOT video: Truck falls 70 feet in Zoo Interchange

WisDOT video: Truck falls 70 feet in Zoo Interchange

Updated: 02/08/2021 02:25 PM 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on Monday, Feb. 8, released video of a truck that fell off an overpass in the Zoo Interchange over the weekend. 

It happened just before 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6. 

WATCH below: 

Updated: 02/06/2021 03:58 PM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responded to I-94 east of I-41 in the Zoo Interchange after a truck skidded off the interchange ramp Saturday, Feb. 6.

MCSO said it happened around 9:49 a.m.

Officials say a red pickup truck skidded off the East to the South Zoo Interchange ramp and landed in the direction of the I-94 westbound through traffic.

According to MCSO, when deputies arrived, they found the red pickup upright in the right distress lane of the westbound I-94 lanes. MCSO says two citizens were on the scene providing aid to the lone occupant. 

The driver was conscious and breathing and did not show signs of impairment.

MCSO says a preliminary investigation indicated the driver was driving on the ramp from the East to the South in the Zoo Interchange when he lost control of the vehicle. The car traveled up a snowbank, proceeded over the barrier wall, and descended 70 feet down onto the westbound I-94 distress lane.

The Milwaukee Fire Department arrived on scene and took the driver to a local hospital, MCSO said.

Updated: 02/06/2021 01:39 PM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) ---The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office announced all lanes have reopened around 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6. 

Published: 02/06/2021 10:59 AM

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is conducting a full freeway closure westbound I-94 through the Zoo Interchange due to a serious single vehicle crash.

MCSO tweeted that all traffic is being diverted to I-41 northbound. 

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