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Three dead after crash closes westbound lanes of I-94 near Johnson Creek

Published: Aug. 18, 2021 at 5:08 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 19, 2021 at 1:10 PM CDT
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) - Three people are dead following a crash that closed the westbound lanes of I-94, near Johnson Creek, the Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office says.

The Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation reported the crash around 4:15 a.m.

The interstate, from Johnson Creek to Lake Mills, was closed until 10:45 a.m., the sheriff’s office reported.

While it was closed, an alternate route had been set up detouring traffic along WIS 26 southbound to US 18 westbound and then northbound on WIS 89 back to I-94.

Authorities say a vehicle pulling a cargo trailer was traveling westbound when it veered out of control and crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 94 early Wednesday morning.

A second vehicle crashed into the first vehicle and a third vehicle at the scene passed by, but then backtracked to give aid. Authorities say the three drivers got out of their vehicles and were struck and killed by a fourth vehicle.

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