One person taken to hospital in 53 Bypass crash

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (EAU CLAIRE COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) - On 07-08-13 at approximately 3:43 p.m. Eau Claire County Deputies responded to the 9000 block of 53 Freeway reference to a single vehicle roll over crash. The lone vehicle occupant was transported to an area hospital for evaluation. The crash investigation is on-going at this time.

As a result of the initial crash, subsequent crashes occurred on the freeway, in the jurisdiction of the City of Altoona.

The Eau Claire Sheriff’s Office was assisted by; Wisconsin State Patrol, City of Altoona Police, City of Eau Claire Police, Eau Claire Fire & Rescue, City of Altoona Fire and Township Fire Department.
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Crews are at the scene of a rollover crash on the 53 Bypass near the River Prairie Exit.

It happened in the northbound lanes of the freeway around 4 p.m. Monday. A picture from the scene shows two cars in the ditch, one of which ended up on its top, and a limousine with front-end damage.

Traffic was blocked off in the northbound lanes, but officers were letting traffic back on at the River Prairie Exit just before 5 p.m. Monday.

The Eau Claire Police Department sent a tweet about the wreck at about 4:20 p.m. Monday, saying that there is “significant road blockage,” and that drivers should avoid the area.

A state patrol lieutenant says his agency is there to control traffic, and that the Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department is investigating. A call to the sheriff’s department seeking comment was not immediately returned.

Another crash happened further north on the 53 Bypass, near the North Crossing exit, just before the crash involving the limousine. A car ended up in the median. Traffic was backed-up in the northbound lanes of the freeway.

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