Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office
Press Release

Update Regarding Three-Vehicle Crash in the Mitchell Interchange

The south-to-west collector ramp was closed from 7:09 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. to facilitate MCSO’s investigation, and traffic was diverted into the northbound lanes of I-94/I-43.

By - Sep 25th, 2019 11:27 am

On Wednesday, September 25, at 6:59 p.m., the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a three-vehicle crash in the Mitchell Interchange. The crash occurred on the interchange’s south-to-west collector ramp, which allows northbound traffic on I-41/I-94 to transfer into the westbound lanes of I-41/I-43.

Upon arrival, deputies observed that three vehicles had been involved in the crash: an SUV, a pickup truck, and a motorcycle. MCSO’s investigation indicates that the SUV struck the pickup truck while attempting a lane change. The pickup truck subsequently struck the barrier wall of the collector ramp before striking the motorcycle, whose operator became trapped beneath the pickup truck.

Deputies extracted the motorcycle operator and rendered emergency aid before the Milwaukee Fire Department arrived at the scene. The motorcycle operator was conveyed to a local hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained in the crash. No other injuries have been reported. The operator of the SUV voluntarily provided investigators with a blood sample.

The south-to-west collector ramp was closed from 7:09 p.m. to 9:50 p.m. to facilitate MCSO’s investigation, and traffic was diverted into the northbound lanes of I-94/I-43.

MCSO’s investigation into the crash is ongoing. For further information, please call (414) 639-5263 or email Theodore.Chisholm@milwaukeecountywi.gov.

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