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Authorities: Trucker blamed in Interstate 894 crash lacked proper license

Posted at 10:14 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 11:15:22-04

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee County authorities said a truck driver caused a crash that injured three people on Interstate 894 just hours after a state inspector pulled him out of service.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that he was driving a full-size semi that rear-ended two cars that had slowed down due to congestion Friday afternoon near Greenfield. The three people injured included a 12-year-old girl and her mother who were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The statement said a Wisconsin State Patrol inspector had ordered the truck driver out of service four hours earlier Friday because he didn't have the required Class A commercial driver's license.

He was arrested on suspicion of operating without a commercial license and operating while under an out-of-service order.