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4 dead, 7 hurt in series of crashes Friday morning

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 11:52:35-04

LODI, Wis.  — Four people have died and seven are injured after a series of crashes Friday morning near Lodi, Wis.

Three crashes occurred on I-39 North Friday morning beginning around 4 a.m. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, there were no injuries in the initial accident, when a tractor-trailer rear-ended another.

A little over an hour later, a pickup truck crashed into that scene. A Columbia highway worker was seriously injured in addition to two state troopers who were hurt. All three of them were taken to a hospital.

Around 6:45 a.m., traffic began to pick back up in the area. That was when another tractor-trailer, which was traveling at highway speeds, smashed into at least seven other vehicles.

These vehicles included two other semis, a dump truck, and four passenger vehicles, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol

Four people were killed in that crash, and four more were injured, bringing the injured total to seven.

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