Nine killed in Wisconsin freeway collision of truck and passenger van | EUROtoday

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A freeway collision of a truck and a van in Wisconsin on Friday has left 9 individuals lifeless with just one survivor, officers stated.

The crash between a passenger van and a tractor-trailer truck was reported at 7:53 am native time in Wisconsin’s Dewhurst Township on state freeway 95, which is about 322 km (200 miles) northwest of the state’s largest metropolis of Milwaukee.

There had been 9 individuals within the van, of whom eight, together with the motive force, died on the scene, Clark County Sheriff’s workplace stated in a publish on Facebook.

One particular person within the truck, the motive force, was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

The sole survivor of the collision, a passenger from the van, was taken to hospital resulting from their accidents.

Preliminary reviews from the sheriff’s workplace say the van travelling northbound, entered an intersection, and was struck by the semi touring eastbound.

Fatal crash on Highway 95 in Wisconsin [AERIALS]

Officials instructed native information that not one of the victims had been from the realm and had been passing by means of.

“The investigation is still ongoing at this time,” the sheriff’s workplace stated.

Wisconsin governor Tony Evers stated he and his spouse had been saddened by the tragic crash.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families and loved ones of all those involved, as well as the first responders who worked quickly to provide support at the scene,” Mr Evers stated.

The names of the lifeless haven’t been launched but pending notification of relations.

Image from video offered by KMSP-TV reveals the scene of a deadly crash, Friday, March 8, 2024 in Dewhurst, Wis. Multiple individuals had been killed in a western Wisconsin site visitors crash involving a semitruck and a van

(KMSP-TV through AP)

Photos of the accident website revealed extreme injury to each autos concerned within the crash.

The van will be seen crumpled on its facet showing charred from a hearth, and the truck’s entrance appears severely broken.

With 9 lifeless, that is the second-deadliest crash in Wisconsin historical past, in keeping with the state’s Department of Transportation.

The worst automobile collision within the state’s historical past occurred in 2002 on a foggy day when 10 individuals died in a 45-vehicle pileup.