KENOSHA CO. -- Kenosha County Sheriff's Deputies and the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to nine crashes involving 13 vehicles early Saturday morning, December 29th.
The crashes all happened on southbound I-94 near County Highway C. There were multiple other spinouts during that same time frame in the same area. The crashes were due to snow creating slippery road conditions.
The most serious of the crashes happened shortly before 7 a.m. A vehicle being driven by an 83-year-old man from New Berlin left the roadway. The vehicle rolled over multiple times and came to rest on its roof in a marsh area with 3-5 feet of standing water. The 76-year-old female passenger, also from New Berlin, was able to exit the vehicle. The driver was trapped in the vehicle and submerged under water until he could be extricated. The Kenosha County Dive team utilized the Jaws of Life to cut the driver from the vehicle. The driver was transported to St. Catherine’s Hospital and remains in severely critical condition at this time. The passenger was transported to Aurora Hospital for minor injuries.
Traffic on southbound I-94 was rerouted off of the freeway at the CTH C off ramp and back onto the freeway at the CTH Q on ramp for about 45 minutes during the serious injury accident.
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