Minnesota Semi Driver Killed in Fiery Western Wisconsin Crash
For the third time in two days, a crash has shut down a stretch of Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin.
The most recent crash happened Tuesday at 11:15 p.m. near Menomonie.
The Wisconsin State Patrol said a semi driven by 43-year-old Brian Paglusch of Minnesota was headed westbound when slammed into the back of another westbound semi and caught fire.
Paglusch died at the scene. The driver of the other semi was not hurt.
Westbound I-94 was closed in the area for several hours overnight.
Earlier on Tuesday, an eastbound car crossed into the westbound lanes of I-94 near Baldwin, colliding with an oncoming semi. The State Patrol said, in that case, the driver of the car was critically injured. The driver of the semi was not hurt.
On Monday, a sport utility vehicle carrying four New Richmond teens slammed into the back of a semi that had slowed because of traffic. Two of the teens were killed. A third was critically hurt.