Wisconsin transportation officials shut down both directions of I-94 for a fiery multiple vehicle crash that claimed the lives of two people.
ALERT: I-94 FULL FREEWAY CLOSURE in Racine Co. due to an incident. NB traffic exiting at KR. SB traffic exiting at Hwy G. This will be a long-duration closure. Please avoid the area and use an alternate route. pic.twitter.com/XYbBca3EG1
— 511WI (@511WI) June 19, 2019
The crash occurred around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, on I-94/41 near Mount Pleasant in Racine County in southeastern Wisconsin.
Witnesses say that a semi truck jumped the median on I-94 and that the truck later caught fire and exploded. The crash left a semi truck dangling off of the interstate over Kraut Road. Local reports indicate that other vehicles were involved in the crash and subsequent fire.
BREAKING VIDEO: @fox6now viewer Katelynn Planka sent us this video of the freeway crash/fire with a semi truck smoldering and dangling off I-94/41 over Kraut Road. More info on air and online pic.twitter.com/5V3sligG70
— Brian Graham 📺 (@blitzgrambo) June 19, 2019
Officials have confirmed that at least two people were killed in the crash.
It isn’t clear how many others were injured but authorities report multiple victims.
— Bret Lemoine (@BretLemoine) June 19, 2019
This is a developing story.