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UPDATE: New details released after one killed in multiple-vehicle crash on I-41

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TUESDAY 11/18/2020 10:33 a.m.

NEKIMI, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities have released more details about a crash involving several vehicles that left one person dead.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, crews were dispatched to a multiple vehicle accident on I-41 northbound just south of STH 26 at around 9:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Following their investigation, authorities say it was determined that a passenger vehicle improperly entered I-41 northbound, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes after driving the wrong way down the ramp from STH 26.

The vehicle then collided with a semi tractor-trailer in a near head-on collision.

The passenger vehicle then caught on fire. Authorities say the lone occupant of that vehicle died at the scene.

The driver of the semi was not injured and is fully cooperating with the investigation.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, a second passenger vehicle collided with debris from the first crash moments after it occured. The driver of that vehicle is also uninjured.

Authorities closed the northbound lanes of I-41 for about eight hours for the investigation and cleanup.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Original Story: One person dead, two others injured in triple accident on I-41

WEDNESDAY 11/18/2020 7:42 a.m.

TOWN OF NEKIMI, Wis. (WFRV) – One person has died after three vehicles collided on I-41 Tuesday night in Winnebago County.

According to the Winnebago County Sheriff’s office, officers responded to the accident at around 9:15 p.m.

One of the vehicles did start on fire as a result of the crash, the driver of that vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other drivers were transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. Their condition is not known at this time.

No names are being released pending notification to those involved in the crash.

The accident is under investigation.

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