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.