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Semi driver dies in I-94 accident

MENOMONIE — A Minnesota man died Wednesday evening, January 21 after suffering an apparent fatal medical emergency while operating a semi tractor-trailer unit on Interstate 94 near Menomonie.

Dana Marvin Salisbury, 61, of Pengilly, Minnesota died at the scene of the accident which occurred at 6:47 p.m. in the easbound lane of I-94 near mile marker 46 in Dunn County.

The Wisconsin State Patrol, which investigated the crash, reported that the eastbound semi tractor trailer unit, operated by Salisbury, left the interstate roadway onto the right shoulder where it struck the guard rail and jersey barriers for County Highway E causing extensive damage to the semi.

The 2015 Volvo semi tractor and trailer unit came to rest in the right lane of eastbound I-94.

Menomonie Fire Department paramedic performed CPR on Salisbury but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Agencies assisting at the scene were the Menomonie Fire Department, Dunn County Sheriff’s Office, Dunn County Highway Department, Menomonie Police Department and Jerry’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.