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Wrong-way driver causes 3-vehicle crash on SB I-43, showed no signs of impairment

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MILWAUKEE -- A three-vehicle crash involving a wrong-way driver shut down a stretch of southbound I-43 near Capitol Drive on Wednesday morning, Dec. 4.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to the scene around 11 a.m. -- and reports a driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of I-43.

When they arrived on the scene, deputies found three vehicles and debris covering all three lanes.

Officials say the wrong-way driver, a female, showed no signs of impairment. She was arrested and taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries. The woman is expected to face charges of:

  • Operating without a license
  • Penalty for OWL and causing great bodily harm
  • First degree recklessly endangering safety
  • Second-degree reckless injury

The operators of the other two vehicles suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were also transported to the hospital.

The scene was cleared shortly before noon -- and all lanes of traffic were reopened.

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