Fatal crash causes 7-mile backup on I-94
Traffic finally returned to normal overnight on Interstate-94 in Jefferson County, nine hours after a semi-truck driver was killed in a crash.
The State Patrol said the truck left the westbound lanes, skidded and was crushed when it hit the abutment of a freeway overpass at Switzke Road near Johnson Creek.
It happened just before 3 p.m. Thursday and rush hour traffic was backed up for seven miles.
Thursday night, a single lane of slow-moving traffic was allowed to go by, as crews removed the wrecked semi-truck.
The Switzke Road bridge had structural damage, and will be closed indefinitely. Normal traffic flows were restored just after 12:30 a.m. today (Friday).
The trucker's name was not immediately released, pending notification of relatives.