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Multiple vehicle pile-up in Neenah closes I-41 southbound lanes

Posted at 1:04 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 18:16:28-05

WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. — One person was killed in a massive pile-up crash that involved about 100 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 multiple 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.

Anyone looking for information on a loved one or information on the crash is asked to call 920-236-7459.

The massive crash has shut down parts of Interstate-41. The Sheriff's Office says on Highway 41, from Highway 10 to 76, all southbound lanes will be shut down indefinitely. Detour from Highway 10 westbound to Highway 45 southbound.

American Red Cross volunteers from northeastern Wisconsin are providing blankets, snacks and beverages, as well as assistance with a warming center for drivers and passengers, now transitioned to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Approximately two-dozen people are expected to be transported to this church via bus from the earlier site closer to the collisions.

First-responders/medical professionals are expected to be on hand at the church to help connect family with those who may have been brought elsewhere for medical treatment.