Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office investigating fatal freeway crash

NOW: Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office investigating fatal freeway crash


MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSCO) is investigating a fatal crash that happened on I-794 eastbound Saturday, Oct. 30. 

Milwaukee police notified the MCSO about the crash at 3:22 a.m. that reportedly occurred at the bottom of the off-ramp to Jackson and Van Buren. 

Authorities say a mid-sized SUV appears to have continued straight through the left hand curve of the ramp, jumped the curb, struck a sign and the left bridge pillar of the south to the west ramp of the Lake Interchange. 

Officials add that the crash started a fire at the scene.

The Sheriff's Office reports that the driver of the vehicle did not survive the crash.

MSCO reopened the off-ramp around 9:00 a.m. Saturday after a multiple-hour closure.

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