JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. -- Thirteen people were injured in three separate crashes involving 10 vehicles early Saturday morning on I-94 in Jefferson County.
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the first accident happened just after 8:30 a.m. near Lake Mills when a westbound Pontiac Grand Prix drifted to the median shoulder near mile marker 254. The driver overcorrected and lost control, hitting the guardrail. The driver suffered no injuries, but as a result of the crash a secondary crash occurred involving a total of four vehicles and resulting in six non-life-threatening injuries.
The second crash caused a major backup, which resulted in a third crash about a mile down the road involving a total of five cars, seven people were hurt in that pileup and were transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating the initial class.
The freeway was backed up for 8 1/2 miles as a result of the crashes. All lanes of traffic were reopened 90 minutes after the crash.