Police arrest driver of SUV that fled crash scene after striking a motorcyclist at I-94 and Drexel
Updated: 4:00 p.m. on August 23, 2019
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has identified the driver wanted for hitting a motorcyclist on I-94 at Drexel Avenue.
According to the Sheriff's Office, the driver hit a female motorcyclist and fled from the scene in an SUV.
The driver of the vehicle was taken into custody.
He has been identified as Tiondras Dyson.
Dyson had two bench warrants, one from Milwaukee County for Operating While Revoked and the other from Marathon County for Failure to Appear.
He now faces charges of Knowingly Operating After Revocation, Causing Great Bodily Harm.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.
Updated: 10:18 p.m. on August 23, 2019
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- An arrest has been made in a crash that shut down northbound lanes of I-94 for nearly five hours Friday.
The crash happened around 4 p.m. near Drexel Avenue.
Sheriff's deputies and local police officers scoured the community for hours Friday afternoon and evening. Neighbors say they saw K9s joining in on the search.
The driver they were looking for was part of a crash that caused serious injury and shut down I-94 northbound for hours.
Witnesses say they saw the driver of a red SUV crash into a woman on a motorcycle as they both traveled on I-94.
"The red SUV hit the guardrail over there, spun and ran over the motorcyclist," said witness Alyssa Joslin.
A nurse nearby ran to help with CPR. She told friends the woman was fighting for her life as she was taken away in an ambulance.
The neighborhood helped in other ways too, carrying cases of water to the drivers stranded on the freeway.
Some of those people were stuck for hours while investigators worked.
Updated: 8:12 p.m. on August 23, 2019
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The driver of an SUV that fled the scene after a serious accident on I-94 has been taken into custody, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
MCSO is reporting the following update on the I- 94 crash. The driver of the SUV is in custody.— Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (@MCSOSheriff) August 24, 2019
WisDOT says I-94 NB at Drexel remains closed.
Updated: 7:39 p.m. on August 23, 2019
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a crash involving a motorcycle and SUV occurred on I-94 and Drexel Avenue resulting in serious injury.
They say the driver of the SUV fled the scene.
Detectives are conducting an investigation, and all traffic lanes remain closed at this time.
Updated: 6:37 p.m. on August 23, 2019
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- All lanes on I-894 EB have reopened following a crash in the Hale Interchange system near Greenfield, according to WisDOT.
NB lanes on I-94 at Drexel remain closed at this time.
Witnesses say a female motorcyclist was injured in the crash near Oak Creek, and was taken to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries. They claim she was struck by a red SUV, whose driver allegedly ran away on foot. The witnesses say authorities are searching for the suspect. Officials have not yet confirmed this information.
Posted: 4:38 p.m. on August 23, 2019
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office is handling two separate crashes during rush hour on Friday.
According to the Department of Transportation, the first crash happened around 4:00 p.m. on northbound I-41 at Drexel Avenue near Oak Creek. Due to the crash, all northbound lanes are closed on I-41/94 at Drexel Avenue. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says the crash involves a serious injury and traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Ryan Road.
Northbound I-94 is closed at Ryan Road. Traffic is being diverted off the interstate at Ryan Road.— Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (@MCSOSheriff) August 23, 2019
Minutes later, the DOT says a second crash happened on I-894 eastbound in the Hale Interchange system ramp near Greenfield. Due to the crash, all lanes are closed on the Hale Interchange system ramp from I-41/894 southbound to I-894 eastbound. The Sheriff's Office says the incident is a multi-vehicle crash with injuries.
MCSO is reporting a multi-vehicle injury crash, southbound I-894 to go east, the ramp is shutdown. Traffic is being diverted to go west.— Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (@MCSOSheriff) August 23, 2019
Authorities are estimating an hour clean-up for each crash.
Both crashes are causing major backups for drivers. Motorists should use alternate routes and avoid the areas.