NEW INFORMATION: Name of man killed in fiery semi crash on I-94 released

By: WEAU News Staff Email
By: WEAU News Staff Email

EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU) -- We now know the name of the man who was killed after a crash involving two semi-units on I-94, just four miles south of Eau Claire.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says 48-year-old Jeffery D. Moore of Mooresville, Indiana, who was driving one of the semi-units, is dead after the fiery crash.

The driver of the other semi-unit, 42-year-old Andrey Sasin of Brooklyn, New York, was not hurt.

Troopers say they received reports of a crash just before 4:30 Saturday afternoon on I-94 westbound at mile post 74.5 near Eau Claire.

Traffic was backed up for miles after the crash. The freeway reopened around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Our crews on scene report one of the semis was in flames and the other semi-trailer was heavily damaged.

It's not clear what caused the crash. While authorities say they don't think alcohol was a factor, the surviving driver faces an unspecified enforcement action.


EAU CLAIRE, Wis (WEAU) -- The west bound lane of I-94 is shut down after a fiery crash involving 2 semi trucks.

The accident happened several miles south of Eau Claire in Foster around 4 this afternoon.

Our crew on scene reports two semi trucks were involved in a crash and one of them was fully engulfed in flames. The other semi-trailer was heavily damaged. Traffic was backed up for several miles behind the crash.

There's no word yet on what may have caused the crash.

The state patrol says they have crews on the scene and the Osseo-Fairchild Fire Department is assisting with traffic.

The State Patrol is shutting down westbound lanes of I-94 at the Foster exit and detouring on Highway 53.

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  • by CVS Employee Location: ND on May 7, 2011 at 09:50 AM
    Im so sorry to hear that this has happened. I just recently found out! He was a GREAT guy and def seemed like family since we usually saw him every sunday!!! He will be greatly missed!!
  • by Jeff's Wife on Apr 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM
    I just wanted to say say THANK YOU to everyone for their kind words and especially for the prayers!!!!
  • by UNKNOWN Location: WI on Apr 15, 2011 at 03:34 PM
  • by JoAnn Location: Chetek, WI on Apr 13, 2011 at 07:46 PM
    We got on I-94e heading out of town for the weekend and drove by the scene right after it happened.The state troopers got on the freeway the same time we did.The first tractor was engulfed in flames.I took a picture of the first truck on my cell phone.Now to learn that somebody lost there life in that breaks our hearts.As we have friends and family truck drivers, our hearts an prayers go out to his family.It sounds like he was a good man and was loved by alot of folks. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family an friends.We will keep you in our prayers
  • by Jessica Location: New York on Apr 13, 2011 at 01:27 PM
  • by Hope Location: Camby on Apr 12, 2011 at 08:06 PM
    He was a great friend to me I loved him so much. I will miss him, I will always have a place in my heart for him. He loved everyone and would do anything for anybody. He done everything by the book on driving so he had to of been texting someone. I dont see him just running into someone. I love you Jeff
  • by kaci Location: mooresville in. on Apr 12, 2011 at 08:45 AM
    does anyone know where his funeral is at or anything about him please reply back if anyone has any information thanks the family are in my thoughts and prayers he was a great man and will be deeply and sadly missed
  • by sunshine Location: mooresville in. on Apr 12, 2011 at 07:35 AM
    r.i.p. j-mo sadly missed you are in god hands now........
  • by anonymous Location: mooresville in. on Apr 12, 2011 at 07:23 AM
    well first off like i said im his biological son so im going to let it be known i dont no why this other guy jeff is on here trying to grief over my father now if that was your so called father where were you at when he was alive bud dont try to be all sad over it now you were never apart of him or his life im his son so wipe your tears and keep your comments to your self we dont care to hear nothing you have to say rip dad
    • reply
      by Jeremy Denny on Apr 12, 2011 at 03:54 PM in reply to anonymous
      who are you
  • by Analyse Schell Location: La Fayayette on Apr 12, 2011 at 07:03 AM
    Uncle Jeff we will all miss you greatly. I am still shocked by it. You were a great man & still are. You were a father, a friend,brother, uncle & A great person. You will be truly missed by all of us. We will never forget you. I love you Uncle Jeff rip
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