Racine County sheriff: Driver with suspended license causes crash involving 2 semis on I-94
Updated: 12:29 p.m. on November 6, 2019
RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- An investigation determined a semi rollover crash on I-94 was caused by a pickup truck driven by a Kenosha man with a suspended license.
The crash happened early Wednesday morning, Nov. 6.
According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office, the 31-year-old pickup truck driver began to change lanes to pass a vehicle in front of him, and that's when he struck the semi tanker.
The semi tanker swerved, went through the median and struck a second semi-truck with a trailer traveling southbound on I-94. Officials say the second semi flipped onto its side and came to rest on the interstate.
UPDATE: The southbound tanker pushed the median wall into the northbound lanes. Crews are working to reset the wall to get at least one of the northbound lanes reopened. All southbound lanes will continue to be closed. Please avoid travel in the area or use alternate routes. pic.twitter.com/4x3kjH8FOf— 511WI (@511WI) November 6, 2019
Heavy damage was reported to all vehicles involved and the median wall.
The semi drivers were treated and released with minor injuries.
The driver of the pickup received stitches to lacerations on his head, face, and knee. He was also issued citations for failure to maintain control of vehicle, operating while suspended, non-registration of his vehicle, and not having car insurance.
Interstate 94 southbound remained closed until 2:30 p.m.
Updated: 8:36 a.m. on November 6, 2019
RACINE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- According to the Racine County Sheriff's Office two lanes of northbound I-94 are now open.
I-94 southbound will remain closed for approximately four hours for clean-up.
Posted: 5:45 a.m. on November 6, 2019
RACINE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Interstate 94 is closed in both directions near WIS 20 in Racine County Wednesday morning.
The Racine County Sheriff's Office says it was alerted around 4:27 a.m. of a crash involving a semi tanker.
The truck rolled on its side after going over the median wall, according to authorities. Two other semi-trucks and a pickup truck were also involved.
First look of the scene in Racine County near WIS 11. Semi is on its side. Freeway closed in both directions. Use either US45, WIS 31 or Frontage Roads as an alternate. @CBS58#ReadyTrafficpic.twitter.com/f2NvgzF76d— Andy Brovelli CBS 58 ??? (@ABrovelli) November 6, 2019
Only minor injuries were reported.