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Occupants escape after car crashes, catches fire on interstate in Racine Co.

Posted at 8:02 AM, Dec 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-13 09:02:04-05

TOWN OF RAYMOND, Wis. — The occupants of a vehicle are lucky to be alive after their car burst into flames on the interstate in Racine County Sunday morning.

The sheriff's office said first responders were called just after 2 a.m. for a report of a crash on northbound I-41 at CTH G in the Town of Raymond.

Deputies found the vehicle fully engulfed in flames but luckily the occupants were safely outside the car.

The 30-year-old driver, from Milwaukee, told deputies he had swerved to avoid being hit by another vehicle and crashed into a wall. The vehicle then lost control and crossed all four lanes of the interstate and struck the median wall.

That's where the car came to a rest and then caught fire, the sheriff's office said.

The driver and his 37-year-old passenger from Sun Prairie, Wis. both suffered non-life-threatening injuries and were brought to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

The crash partially shut down three lanes for about an hour and a half.

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