Three Dead In Multi Vehicle Crash In Jefferson County

Sheriff Paul Milbrath reports that on August 18th, 2021 at 3:56 a.m., Deputies responded to a multi vehicle fatal crash on Interstate 94 westbound in the area of the 262 mile marker.

Preliminary investigation at the scene shows that a vehicle pulling a cargo trailer was traveling westbound when it lost control and crashed into the guardrail. A second vehicle came upon the crash and struck the cargo trailer which was still in the roadway. A semi-truck then entered the crash scene and also struck the cargo trailer and the guardrail.

Due to the fact that there are multiple fatalities, Interstate 94 westbound is closed from Johnson Creek to Lake Mills. Anticipated reopening of the Interstate is around 11:00 a.m.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by Lake Mills Fire/EMS, Johnson Creek EMS, Watertown EMS, Wisconsin State Patrol and the Jefferson County Medical examiner.

The incident is still being investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.