NEW INFORMATION: Pickup driver hurt in Interstate 94 crash
Posted: Thu 12:57 PM, Apr 20, 2017 | Updated: Thu 4:49 PM, Apr 20, 2017 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — A pickup truck driver ended up with non-life-threatening injuries after a crash on Interstate 94.
It happened Thursday afternoon on I-94 east near Knapp, which is west of Menomonie. The Wisconsin State Patrol said Theodore Anders, 50, of Sheldon was driving the truck. It was pulling a trailer, which was loaded with culverts and concrete slabs.
When the trailer started fish-tailing, Anders lost control and the truck hit a guardrail. At that point, the trailer jack-knifed into the cab of the truck. The straps holding the culverts and concrete slabs broke, and the load ended up on the road.
The truck, trailer and materials blocked both lanes. Crews detoured traffic to an alternate route, but then let cars and trucks drive by the scene on the shoulder. Anders was taken to a hospital in Menomonie.
The crash is under investigation.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — The state patrol said that the left lane of Interstate 94 had re-opened near the crash scene at 1 p.m. Thursday. It said that delays in the area were ending as well.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — A crash has traffic backed up for miles on Interstate 94 east.
The Wisconsin State Patrol’s Incident Notification said the crash happened at 11 a.m. Thursday about seven miles west of Menomonie. As of 12:45 p.m., crews had blocked off a stretch of the left lane.
The notification said that the backup was more than three miles at that point.
It estimated the left lane would remain closed until 1 p.m.
The notification did not include any further details on the crash.