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I-41 southbound reopens after 15 hour closure due to 131 vehicle pile up

Posted at 6:38 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 07:38:32-05

Interstate-41 southbound through Neenah has reopened after a 15 hour closure due to a massive pile up early Sunday.

The interstate reopened at 3 a.m.

One person was killed in the chain-reaction crash that involved an estimated 131 vehicles on I-41, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

The Sheriff's Office says a call for the crash first came in at 11:10 Sunday morning on I-41 southbound in the area of County Road G. Whiteout conditions were reported.

In addition to one fatality, the Sheriff's Office reported 71 injuries. People were transported to different hospitals: Ascension Mercy Oshkosh, Aurora Medical Center Oshkosh, Thedacare Medical Center Neenah, Ascension St. Elizabeth Appleton, Thedacare Medical Center Appleton, and Green Bay St. Vincent Hospital.