UPDATE: The State Patrol says one person is dead after a crash on I-94

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The Wisconsin State Patrol says one person is dead after a crash on Interstate 94.

The State Patrol says 57-year-old Gregory Schrimpf was killed when the driver, Mary Tryggeseth, of the mini-van he was riding in fell asleep behind the wheel and crashed into the back of a semi trailer. Investigators say a semi was parked on the shoulder when the driver hit it.

Troopers closed down the section of Interstate near Oakdale for more than 3 hours as crews worked to clean up the scene.

The truck driver, Trygeseth and a 17-year-old passenger in the van were not hurt. They were all wearing their seatbelts.

The State Patrol says the semi was not stopped for an emergency so the driver was ticketed for illegally parking on the Interstate.


The Wisconsin State Patrol says a section of Interstate 94 was closed around Tomah due to a crash.

The State Patrol says a crash between a semi and a car happened around 3:30 Saturday afternoon on I-94 near Oakdale.

Troopers say the eastbound lane of 94 was shut down, they advised taking Highway 12 between Tomah and Oakdale.

All lanes were opened back up by 6:45 Saturday night.

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