MILWAUKEE – Two people were killed in a head-on crash along I-43/94 South in Milwaukee early Wednesday morning, resulting in a full freeway shutdown.
INCIDENT ALERT: A full freeway closure is underway at or near I-43 South and S. Chase Avenue, after a wrong way driver led to a collision with serious injuries to two people, who have been taken to an area hospital. Traffic is being diverted off the freeway at Becher Street.— Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (@MilwCoSheriff) May 11, 2022
The southbound lanes of the interstate were shut-down for more than six hours during the morning commute while crews worked to clear the scene.
Serious deadly accident on 43/94 SB South of Becher. SB Freeway is closed for the time being. You can head off at Becher (or before), head west to 6th or Chase and back on at Holt. OR Avoiding the area would also work. Tune in to @620wtmj for all the details. pic.twitter.com/1PWIU2NC1J— Debbie Lazaga (@D_La) May 11, 2022
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office says there were four traffic fatalities in 24 hours from Tuesday into Wednesday. Autopsies on all four victims are being performed on Wednesday.
Autopsies today: 4 MVA victims, 2 probable OD’s and 1 homicide.— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) May 11, 2022