Milwaukee Co. Sheriff’s Office responds to 68 weather-related crashes

MILWAUKEE — The rainy weekend has the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office urging drivers to slow down. This, after they’ve responded to a total of 63 crashes in 14 hours.

From 4:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 14th, sheriff’s deputies responded to eight crashes where injuries were reported, and another 45 where only property was damaged. Fifteen vehicles in total were disabled.

Shortly before 11:00 a.m., a deputy’s squad was rear-ended on the freeway as it was slowing down traffic to protect the scene of a crash in the Mitchell Interchange. The deputy required medical attention due to a neck pain. The driver who struck the squad was not injured.

The sheriff’s office is reminding drivers that posted speed limits are for ideal conditions, and wet roads — especially rounding curves in the interchanges — require slower speeds.

Videos below show two weather-related incidents that happened in the Marquette Interchange Saturday afternoon.