Car Accident Milwaukee 94

WISN-TVWEBVTT WESTBOUND I-94, WHEN A CAR ANDSEMI COLLIDECHRISTINA PALLADINO IS LIVE.CHRISTINA, PEOPLE ACTUALLYWALKED AWAY FROM THIS CRASH.> IT'S UNREAL THAT BOTH DRIVERSWERE NOT HURT IN THISINTERCHANGE INFERNO RIGHT BELOHERE.THE FREEWAY WAS SCHEDULED TO BECLOSED OVERNIGHT FOR REGULARMAINTENANCE, BUT NOW THEY HAVETO REPAIR A LOT OF DAMAGE.PLUMES OF THICK, BLACK SMOKEFILL THE SKY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONIN THE ZOO INTERCHANGE AFTERTHIS RED CAR AND SEMI TRUCKCOLLIDED GETTING ONTO INTERSTATE94 WESTBOUNDMIKE PYRITZ, SPOKESMAN WITH THEDEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, SAYS HIS CREWS HAVE BEENREVIEWING THEIR CAMERAS TRYINGTO DETERMINE HOW THIS HAPPENED.> IN CHECKING THE VIDEO IT'SVERY DIFFICULT TO TELL.WE DID SEE THE AUTOMOBILE ANDTHE TRUCK, IT LOOKS AS THOUGH ITMADE IMPACT PRIOR TO THE VEHICGOING OFF OF THE ROADWAY AND THETRUCK HITTING THE BARRIER AREA> DISTRACTED DRIVING MAY BE AFACTOR, BUT IT'S UNCLEAR WHO ISAT FAULT. YOU CAN SEE THE RED CAR ISFACING THE WRONG WAY ON THEINTERSTATE AS THE SEMI TRUCK ISCOMPLETELY CHARRED.THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY SHERIFF'SOFFICE SAYS NO ONE WAS INJUREDDESPITE ALL THE 911 CALLS FROMMOTORISTS HIGHLY CONCERNED ABOUTTHE BLAZNOW DOT CREWS WILL HAVE TO SPENDTHE NIGHT REPAIRING LANE MARKERS, AS WELL AS THE NEW CRASHBARRIER THAT MAY HAVE SAVED THEDRIVERS LIVEYOU CAN SEE THEY WILL BE WORKINGTHROUGHOUT THE NIGHT TO THEFREEWAY SHOULD BE BACK OPEN BY5:00 TOMORROW MORNING.LAW ENFORCEMENT IS STILLINVESTIGATING, BUT ONE OF THE

Crash was on ramp that serves Interstate 41 southbound to Interstate 94 westbound

MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. —

No one was injured in a Wednesday afternoon crash and fire in the Zoo Interchange that destroyed a tractor-trailer and damaged another vehicle.

Plumes of thick, black smoke filled the sky after a small red car and the tractor-trailer collided on the ramp that serves Interstate 41 southbound to Interstate 94 westbound.

Mike Pyritz, a spokesman with the Department of Transportation, said his crews have been reviewing their cameras trying to determine how the crash happened.

"In checking the video, it's very difficult to tell. We did see the automobile and the truck, it looks as though it made impact prior to the vehicle going off of the roadway and the truck hitting the barrier area, " Pyritz said.

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