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'In a matter of minutes:' Racine deputies respond to numerous crashes due to icy conditions

Posted at 12:08 PM, Mar 16, 2019

Racine County Sheriff's Office responded to five crashes within thirty minutes early Saturday morning, triggered by icy roads.

According to a press release, officials received reports of accidents spanning from 3:24 a.m. through 4:03 a.m in the area of I-94 between 5 Mile Road and 8 Mile Road.

One crash included a semi-truck going through a median wall and blocking southbound lanes. Several other cars headed southbound then skidded on the icy roadway and hit the barrier wall.

Deputies also responded to a car vs. tree accident and two other vehicles in a ditch.

The interstate was closed northbound at Highway K and southbound at Ryan Road from 3:27 a.m. until 7:15 a.m.