UPDATE: Names released in fatal I-94 crash

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DUNN COUNTY Wis. (WEAU) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol has identified the people involved in a crash on I-94 that left three people dead.

It happened on I-94 Thursday around 5:45 pm in Dunn County near Knapp.

The state patrol says a car driven by Serghei Kundilovski , 36, of California crossed the median into the eastbound lane and drove about 3 miles in the wrong direction on I-94 until it crashed into a gray car, which caught on fire at the scene.

The driver of the other vehicle, Adam G. Kendhammer, 32, of Minnesota and his two passengers Jeremy A. Berchem, 27, and Bryan E. Rudell, 29, were killed in the crash.

Kundilovski was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The crash remains under investigation.


DUNN COUNTY Wis. (WEAU) --The Wisconsin State Patrol says it got reports around 5:45 Thursday evening that a black car going westbound crossed the median into the eastbound lane and drove about 3 miles in the wrong direction until it crashed into a gray car, which caught on fire at the scene.

"Obviously, you know, at this point we don't know the speeds of the vehicles,” says Lieutenant Les Mlsna of the Wisconsin State Patrol. “Upon impact there was a fire involved"

According to Mlsna, all three people in the gray car were killed, and the driver of the black car was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Right now the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

"Our reconstructionists come in and they're able to get vehicle information downloaded if the cars are able to do that, they're able to get speed estimates, and map a scene to a very high detail, so we have them working on that."

Mlsna says with a crash like this, several agencies were called to help.

"It takes a lot of resources to get to the scene to first respond to life safety issues and rescue the people that can be rescued from these vehicles, provide safety for the motorists that are still on these roadways," says Mlsna.

Just down the road from the scene, Mickey Zielieke didn't see the crash happen, but witnessed the traffic returning home.

"My brother who lives over here called and said, ‘Did you know there was an accident over on the interstate?’ And I said no, but I said I could see the interstate on my way home and it was all backed up," Zielieke says.

Right now no one has been arrested or charged in the crash.

"We are also working in conjunction with the Dunn county district attorney pending our investigation as we refer our facts and evidence to that person and they decide what charges will be pending if any in the wrong way situation this," says Mlsna.



 
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