Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling is providing an update on the deadly crash:
The Racine County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed two people have died while two others were injured from a semi-truck explosion. Both sides of I-41/94 have been closed in Mount Pleasant in Racine County.
BREAKING NOW: Two reported dead in the semi explosion on I-41/94 in Mount Pleasant, according to the Racine County Medical Examiner pic.twitter.com/mhOpwUjyhB— TODAY'S TMJ4 (@tmj4) June 19, 2019
The explosion happened around 11 a.m. Wednesday on the overpass at County Highway K.
BREAKING: TMJ4 Photojournalist John Drilling was 100 feet from the semi explosion on I-41/94 in Mount Pleasant. Listen here: https://t.co/nmLhK46MdS— TODAY'S TMJ4 (@tmj4) June 19, 2019
Sheriff Chris Schmaling says drivers should avoid I-94 and its frontage roads at all costs. He expected full closures between Ryan Road and Highway 20 until sometime Wednesday evening. The sheriff says it's the worst accident he's been a part of during his 24 years.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation provided alternate route information.
ALTERNATE ROUTE UPDATE: Southbound traffic is now being directed to exit at Ryan Road, west to US 45, south to Hwy 20 and east back to I-94. Northbound traffic is to exit at Hwy 20, east to Hwy 31, north to Ryan Road and west back to I-94.— 511 Wisconsin (@511WI) June 19, 2019
One of our listeners sent us video of the accident on I-94 in Mount Pleasant. Watch below. pic.twitter.com/jgi7Ctq77L— 620wtmj (@620wtmj) June 19, 2019
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