Multiple-vehicle crash on I-94 injures two people

EAU CLAIRE — A multiple-vehicle crash late Monday afternoon, November 10 injured two people.

According to a Wisconsin State Patrol news release, several vehicles were involved in a crash around 5:41 p.m. Monday  in the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 near mile marker 65 on the Chippewa River Bridge.

The crash occurred when a semi driver failed to slow down for a vehicle in the right-hand lane said the report.

The semi struck the rear of the vehicle which then created a chain-reaction of multiple collisions. A total of nine vehicles were involved resulting in a complete closure of the westbound lanes.

Two drivers suffered non-life threatening injuries. One of the injured was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

With the assistance of the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department and City of Eau Claire Police Department a re-route of the westbound interstate traffic was established. The interstate was opened to normal traffic flow at 7:48 p.m.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.