Update: Officials identify driver killed in Marquette Interchange crash
Updated: 6/9.2021 19:29 AM
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Authorities identified the 22-year-old woman who was killed on I-43 in Milwaukee Tuesday, June 8, as Maduwanthi Prasanthika Fernando.
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Updated: 06/08/2021 09:47 AM
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) is investigating a fatal crash that happened at the Marquette Interchange early Tuesday morning, June 8.
Officials say MCSO responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in one of the middle lanes of traffic southbound I-43 at National Ave at 4:18 a.m.
A transit vehicle had narrowly missed striking the car and reported that it did not have any lights on.
Officials say, subsequently, a semi-truck hit the vehicle. The impact resulted in the death of a woman. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner said initial reports indicated the victim was a 22-year-old woman.
A full closure was initiated at 5:22 a.m. Lanes remained closed as of 9:30 a.m.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
As a safety tip, MCSO reminds drivers that to turn on their emergency lights, remain in your car and call 911 if your vehicle is disabled.
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at approximately 4:18 a.m. MCSO responded to a report of a disabled vehicle in one of the middle lanes of traffic SB I-43 at National Ave. A transit vehicle had narrowly missed striking the vehicle and reported that it did not have any lights on.— Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (@MilwCoSheriff) June 8, 2021
Published: 06/08/2021 05:25 AM
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner (MCMEO) is responding to a crash at the Marquette Interchange Tuesday morning, June 8.
It happened just before 5 a.m. MCMEO said initial reports indicate the victim was a 22-year-old woman.
Officials say all lanes on I-43/94 southbound at National Avenue are closed due to the crash.
You can use 13th Street to Greenfield as an alternate for your morning commute.
Death investigation continues along I43SB near National. 3 lanes heading south are closed along with two system ramps. I94EB to I43SB and I794WB to I43SB remain closed. Use 13th St to Greenfield or 6th St to Greenfield as detours. @CBS58#ReadyTrafficpic.twitter.com/SSGU3ixyT2— Andy Brovelli??? (@ABrovelli) June 8, 2021
TRAFFIC ALERT: ? The three right lanes on I-43/94 southbound at National Ave are closed due to a crash. The ME was called.— Kim Shine (@KimShineCBS58) June 8, 2021
I took this picture from the overpass at 11th & Wisconsin.@ABrovelli is monitoring road conditions this morning on @CBS58. pic.twitter.com/XAlfNBG9K2
CBS 58 is working to find more information. This is a developing story and will be updated.