8 hospitalized in multiple vehicle crash on I-39

(Marquette Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jul. 11, 2022 at 4:09 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 11, 2022 at 5:42 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Eight people, including three children, were taken to area hospitals after a five-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon near the 102-mile marker of I-39, the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office said.

One of the drivers, a 28-year-old Beloit woman was taken to Portage Hospital with her three children according to law enforcement. All four sustained minor injuries.

Another driver, a 61-year-old Pewaukee man, was med-flighted to a Madison hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The three passengers in his car were taken in an ambulance to a Portage hospital for minor injuries, officials said.

One of the cars involved in the crash
One of the cars involved in the crash(Marquette Co. Sheriff's Office)

Officials said the initial crash happened when a northbound vehicle lost control and rolled over the median, hitting a vehicle in the southbound lane.

After this, the Sheriff’s Office said, a semi-tractor trailer slowed down in the northbound lane and was rear-ended by another vehicle. The vehicle that hit the tractor trailer was then also rear-ended.

Because of the crashes, both the north and southbound lanes of I-39 were shut.

Another crash involved in the I-39 crash
Another crash involved in the I-39 crash(Marquette Co. Sheriff's Office)

All three of Marquette Co.’s EMS Units responded to the crash as well as Portage Hospital ambulances, med-flight, Endeavor and Oxford Fire Departments.

The crashes are being investigated by Marquette County Sheriff’s Office alongside Wisconsin State Patrol.

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