3 men injured in I-94 crash in Elk Mound

A crash involving a semi on I-94 sends three men to the hospital.

Police authority

Elk Mound, Wi. ( Release from Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region Eau Claire Post)

Highway: I-94 EB
Location: WESTBOUND AT MILE MARKER 52 IN THE EASTBOUND LANE
County: DUNN

At 11:04 PM on Tuesday October 15, 2013 a crash occurred on I-94 EB at Westbound at milemarker 52 in the Eastbound lane in DUNN County near ELK MOUND.
Assisting agencies included Dunn County Sheriff’s Department, Colfax Ambulance, and Elk MoundFire Department.

The crash involved 3 injuries.

The details of the crash are as follows:
At approximately 11:04 p.m. WI State Patrol Troopers responded to a report of a vehicle traveling westbound in lane 1, of eastbound I-94, near mile marker 52.
Prior to troopers being able to get the
vehicle stopped, it collided with a semi tractor trailer.

Prior to impact, the semi driver, who was also traveling in lane 1, made an evasive manuever to avoid striking the vehicle. The driver of the semi
unit was not injured.
There were three male subjects in the car that was traveling the wrong way.
The driver of the vehicle, Jesse Ramirez, was transported to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire with
non-life threatening injuries. The two passengers were transported to Sacred Heart Hospital with
non-life threatening injuries.
After further investigation, Mr. Ramirez was arrested and charged with
operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injury, operating without a valid drivers license,
traveling the wrong way on a freeway, failure to have insurance, and failure to wear seatbelt. The
crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol with possibly more charges pending.

PARTIES INVOLVED
Unit 01: Passenger Car (1999 Mercury)
Unit 02: Truck Tractor(Semi Attached) (2011 Freightliner Cascadia)

Driver: Ramirez, Jesse
25 Year Old Male From Texas
Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Luther Hospital
Seatbelt Use: No
Alcohol Use: Yes
Enforcement Action: Yes

Passenger: Sierra, Isidro S
35 Year Old Male From Harris, Texas
Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Sacred Hospital
Seatbelt Use: No
Alcohol Use: Yes
Enforcement Action: No

Passenger: Azua, Miguel A.
32 Year Old Male From Kaufman, Texas
Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Sacred Heart Hospital
Seatbelt Use: No
Alcohol Use: Yes
Enforcement Action: No


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