UPDATE: Semi driver killed in Racine County crash on I-94 Thursday morning identified

UPDATE: Semi driver killed in Racine County crash on I-94 Thursday morning identified


Updated: 5:09 p.m. October 26, 2018

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The semi driver who died at the scene has been identified as 61-year-old Mark Verheyen of Wrightstown, Wisconsin.

The investigation into the crash is under investigation.


Updated: 11:16 a.m. October 25, 2018

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The interstate is now back open after a deadly semi crash shut down both directions of I-94 for several hours Thursday morning. 

The crash happened near Apple Holler around 3:30 a.m. 

Racine County Sheriff's Officials say a semi was parked on the interstate possibly because of a flat tire. Another semi was driving northbound on I-41/94 when it crashed into the stopped semi. 

The driver of the semi who hit the stopped semi was found dead in the cab. The driver of the semi that was hit was taken to an area hospital. 

The stopped semi ended up on its side and the semi that crashed into it had major front-end damage. The accident caused huge backups on the highway Thursday morning as crews worked to remove both semis. 

The crash is still under investigation. The condition of the surviving driver is unknown. 


Updated: 6:54 a.m. on October 25, 2018

RACINE COUNTY (CBS 58) – The Racine County Sheriff's Office says one person is dead after a crash involving two semi trucks on Interstate 41/94 Thursday morning.

Authorities say the crash happened around 3:38 a.m. near State Highway 11. One of the semi-trucks was on its side. Officials say one of the trucks was stopped on the highway for a possible flat tire. The other semi-truck hit the stopped truck causing it to flip.

The driver of the stopped semi was taken to the hospital. The driver of the truck that crashed into the stopped semi was pronounced dead at the scene.

As of 7 a.m., the highway remains closed. Drivers are advised to use alternates. 

No other information is available at this time. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.


Posted: 5:14 a.m. on October 25, 2018

RACINE COUNTY (CBS 58) – All lanes of Interstate 41/94 are closed near County KR in Racine County due to a semi crash early Thursday morning.

CBS 58 crews on the scene say the medical examiner is at the site of the crash.

Drivers are asked to use alternates routes.

This is a developing story, stay with CBS 58 on-air and online for updates.

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