According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, a 37-year-old Tennessee woman died in an accident involving 30 vehicles on I-41 near Slinger on Wednesday.
The buildup occurred around 11:30 am at heavy snow and frost. This was near Arthur Rd in the town of Polk.
According to soldiers, six other people involved in the 30 car accident were rushed to a local hospital.
The highway was used for Closed for about nine hours in both directions for cleanup and investigation into the crash scene.
The Washington County Sheriff’s office says there were about 20 separate crash scenes in the area. Video from a Tesla dash camera shows a trailer truck losing control and hitting a snowplow truck, causing both vehicles to pull off the freeway.
At 11:13 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s office picked up a line of emergency calls from drivers involved in accidents on I-41 near County Highway D in the city of Wayne.
About 15 minutes later, the 30 Care Pile occurred near Arthur Road in the town of Polk.
The Sheriff’s Office says the biggest scene on I-41 was north south of Cedar Creek Rd. 48 vehicles were involved in this crash. Thirty-eight cars were damaged.
DATE: April 21, 2021
Topic: Crashes with multiple vehicles on the I41
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Martin R. Schulteis
WEST BEND, Wis. –…
The video from a Tesla dash camera shows a tractor-trailer that loses control and hits a snow plow truck. Both vehicles tipped off I-41 in heavy snow near Slinger on Wednesday.
The ABC subsidiary WISN reports that one person was killed and several others injured in a reported accident involving 48 vehicles. That number was previously 22 vehicles.
According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, a total of 48 vehicles were involved, of which 38 were damaged.
In addition, authorities said that six patients with varying degrees of injury in medical Facilities in the area were brought while an additional 26 people were examined and treated on site.
Approximately 50 stranded motorists were taken to the Pioneer Travel Plaza by the Rite Way Bus Service. The plaza served as the reunion point for this particular incident.
The crash closed the road near State Highway 144 and Cedar Creek Road in the town of Polk.
WISN reports that the man who captured the dashcam video said whiteout conditions suddenly occurred. In southeastern Wisconsin, swift puffs of snow fell throughout Wednesday.
FIRST REPORT: Wisconsin State Patrol soldiers from the Fond du Lac Post responded to multiple crashes along I-41 in Washington and Dodge Counties.
#KnowBeforeYouGo with 511 Wisconsin. The wild winter weather continues to roll across the state. Numerous incidents currently taking place on 41/45 in Washington Co. Be prepared for slippery conditions when rapid snow blasts occur. #SnowMeansSlow #LightsOn #BuckleUp #PhoneDown pic.twitter.com/tCRxVdDIwP
What a difference a mile can make! Milwaukee to Fond du Lac and parts in between on I-41; sunny and clear to snowy and smooth and back to the sun. Be prepared for changing conditions. #LightsOn #BuckleUp #PhoneDown #SnowMeansSlow #KnowBeforeYouGo with https://t.co/HMjs8FStEc pic.twitter.com/Wfhno1ro1P
FOND DU LAC POST – The authorities react to several crashes along I-41 in Washington / Dodge Counties. Check @ 511WI for the latest travel conditions pic.twitter.com/4pl2hYf7fv
From the National Meteorological Service: « Isolated snow showers are expected this afternoon in parts of north-central, central and east-central Wisconsin continue. These snow showers have historically resulted in a sudden decrease in visibility to less than a mile. Muddy accumulations are possible on grassy areas within the heavier snow showers. Slippery spots can be possible on colder road surfaces such as bridges and overpasses. Drivers should drive more slowly and switch on their headlights if they can see less for a short time due to the scattered snow. “
Early Wednesday morning, First Alert Traffic followed a string of accidents and lane closures in Brown County and Outagamie Counties. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office called bridges and overpasses « exceptionally slippery ».
The Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay was closed for about an hour due to multiple crashes.
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