Rollover accident involving semi closes lanes of I-41/45 NB at Burleigh

WAUWATOSA — Lanes are all clear on I-41/45 at Burliegh following semi rollover accident Saturday afternoon, February 3rd.

The accident happened around 11:00 a.m.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office said the truck was carrying 44,000 pounds of paper rolls. The truck was going too fast, lost control and struck a median and light pole. The truck was heading northbound but pushed the light pole into the southbound lanes.

The driver of the truck, however, tells FOX6 a reckless car in front of him on their cellphone slammed on their brakes. He is urging people to get off their phones.

“80 percent of people driving around either have the phone on their lap or in their hand. I don’t understand it. By law we can’t have a phone. If we get caught with a phone it’s a huge ticket,” said Nick Puerner, semi driver.

The truck driver is asking anyone who witnessed the crash to reach out to law enforcement.

Authorities say very minor injuries were reported — and no other vehicles were involved.


Even though the scene is clear, they’re waiting for crews to come and salt the area before reopening.