8 hospitalized in multiple vehicle crash on I-39
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.
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.
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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