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Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responds to 80 crashes during 48 hours, deputies injured in one

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Posted at 5:40 AM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 06:40:40-05

Hazardous weather made for a dangerous roadway this past weekend in Milwaukee County, the sheriff's office reports.

MCSO said it responded to 80 crashes during a 48-hour span, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, and ending at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13.

The sheriff's office said the rain-snow mix led to several crashes and disabled vehicles, including one crash that injured two deputies.

The deputies were injured while assisting another squad just after 3 p.m. on Saturday. The sheriff's office said the deputies were investigating a two-car crash at the Mitchell Interchange when a blue Ford lost control, crossed into the second lane, fishtailed, hit and ricocheted off the barrier wall, and hit one of the MCSO squads, propelling one deputy into the wall and injuring another one.

Both deputies were treated and released from a local hospital.

In total, the type of calls deputies responded to over the weekend included 66 property damage calls, 14 crash with injuries calls, one crash with deputy injury, and 52 disabled vehicles.

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