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2 Milwaukee women among 4 killed in wrong-way crash in Dane County

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DEERFIELD — Four people were killed and two more critically injured in a crash the Wisconsin State Patrol says was caused by a wrong-way driver on I-94 near Deerfield.

Officers responded to a complaint of an SUV being driven erratically about 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, November 2nd. The SUV turned around and headed against traffic, colliding with two cars.

Three passengers in one car were pronounced dead at the scene — 26-year-old and 28-year-old women from Milwaukee and a 26-year-old man from Waterloo. The driver of that car suffered life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the other car died at the scene. He was a 23-year-old man from Northbrook, Illinois.

The driver of the SUV was identified as a 32-year-old man from Waunakee. He also suffered life-threatening injuries.


  • Wisconsinblows

    Prayers goes out to those killed in this horrible crash. Innocent lives lost because of another careless driver. Yet wisconsin is still lax on their OWI laws. Shame on wisconsin. I hope this guy makes it through and rot in prison.

    • Gina

      Although it probably is a case of intoxication, it was not reported that he was indeed intoxicated. Everybody likes to jump to that conclusion.

      • Wisconsinblows

        Driving erratically on the wrong way on i94. Im pretty sure he was intoxicated. Even a sober idiot can realize they’re driving the wrong way on i94. You Wisconsinites always trying to defend your state for lax laws and stupidity. What message do you people send being the only state where OWI is a violation. Pure stupidity.

  • MelissaK

    This moron better hope he dies as his future life is over. He will NEVER have or own anything once the courts and these families are done with him. And all because of a stupid, ignorant and moronic decision! Rightfully so, he deserves nothing for the rest of his life.

  • lisa

    a different article I read indicated he was going the proper direction and turned around when the police were in pursuit, hitting a cop car too, before the others

  • Mike

    Crazy how often this has happened lately and pretty easy to STOP. On the back of all the signs for people exiting highway have huge STOP SIGNS with wrong way on them. The signs are already in place just add paint.

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