MCSO called to 80 crashes in 48 hours, deputies hurt
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office says it responded to 80 crashes in a 48-hour period beginning on Friday, December 11 at 6 p.m. and ending on Sunday, December 13 at 6 p.m.
According to the department, one crash left two MCSO deputies hurt. It happened on Saturday, December 12 around 3:05 p.m. as two deputies responded to help another squad investigating a two-car crash in the Mitchell Interchange. As they were exchanging information, they saw a car lose control, cross into the other lane, fishtail, hit the barrier wall and then hit one of the squad cars sending a deputy back into the barrier wall. Both deputies who were hurt are expected to be okay.
The sheriff’s office says the rain-snow mix the area saw over the weekend made roads and freeways hazardous.
In total, the department responded to 66 property damage crash calls, 14 crashes with injuries, 1 crash with deputy injuries and 52 disabled vehicles.