Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies respond to multiple freeway crashes Saturday

Sheriff's Office reminds drivers to slow down
Posted at 6:49 PM, Oct 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-14 21:36:47-04

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is reminding drivers to slow down with a number of reported freeway crashes during this weekend’s rainy weather.

The Sheriff’s Office has responded to a total of 37 crashes in a 12-hour time period Saturday. A Sheriff’s deputy’s squad car was struck in one of those crashes. 

On Saturday, from 4 a.m. to 4 p.m., Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to:
• 4 crashes with injuries
• 33 where only property was damage
• 12 disabled vehicles (spinouts, going off the roadway)

A deputy’s squad car was hit in one of those crashes.  It happened just before 11 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office says the deputy’s squad was rear-ended on the freeway as it was slowing down traffic to protect the scene of a crash in the Mitchell Interchange. The deputy required medical attention due to a neck pain. The driver who struck the squad was not injured.

The sheriff’s office reminds drivers that posted speed limits are for ideal conditions. Wet roads - especially rounding curves in the interchanges - require slower speeds.