SHEBOYGAN — Five people were injured including one with possible life-threatening injuries following crashes on I-43 in Sheboygan Thursday morning.
The Sheboygan County Sheriff's Office said in a statement 911 callers reported a crash involving several vehicles on northbound lanes near Rowe Road around 5:39 a.m. 911 callers described a person trapped in a burning vehicle, information that proved later to be false, the office said.
On the way there, a responding deputy discovered a second crash on southbound lanes nearby at mile marker 132. There a vehicle struck a pickup truck from behind, causing the truck to drive off the interstate and roll over, the office said. One person suffered minor injuries in that crash.
Deputies then moved to the initial crash, where the office says they removed a person from a crashed vehicle with minor injuries to their neck and back; a person who was ejected from a vehicle with possible life-threatening injuries; a person with minor injuries; and a person suffering from back and neck pain, according to the statement.
Deputies did not find anyone trapped inside a burning vehicle, the sheriff's office said. The accidents are still under investigation. Almost a dozen agencies responded to the crashes Thursday morning.
The crashes closed the interstate for several hours. Lanes have since reopened.