NEW INFORMATION: I-94 crash victim dies

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - The victim of a crash that left him pinned under a car on I-94 has died.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says Joshua Weyker, 27, of Menomonie was declared dead on Wednesday.

Troopers say his wife, Heidi Weyker, 22, of Menomonie, was driving the car on July 3. It veered onto the left shoulder and rolled. Joshua Weyker was in the front seat. Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt. He was thrown from the car, then pinned underneath. Crews freed him from underneath the car, and took him to the hospital.

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MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU)--A man has life-threatening injuries after a crash that left him pinned under a car on I-94 in Dunn County. The Wisconsin State Patrol says it happened just before noon Wednesday near Knapp.

Troopers say 22-year-old Heidi Weyker of Menomonie was driving the car when it veered onto the left shoulder and rolled over on the roadway. Her husband, 27-year-old Joshua Weyker was in the front passenger seat and troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt. He was thrown from the car and partially pinned underneath. He was flown to the hospital with serious injuries.

Troopers say Heidi had minor injuries. She was cited for operating a motor vehicle while suspended and also for no insurance. The State Patrol says more charges are possible.

Both lanes of I-94 westbound were blocked at the crash location for about 1 1/2 hours while emergency personnel freed Joshua from under the car and worked to clear the scene. The westbound traffic back-up reached 5 miles before the lanes were opened.

The crash remains under investigation by the WI State Patrol.
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DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) – Crews are directing traffic around the scene of a crash near Menomonie.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says the crash happened around noon on Wednesday. It has shut down two left lanes of traffic on a stretch of I-94 west, west of Menomonie, and is directing traffic around the scene on the right shoulder. A report from the state patrol did not give details of the crash, or whether it resulted in any injuries.

Multiple drivers tell WEAU 13 News that traffic in the area has been at a virtual stand-still for nearly half an hour.

We’ll bring you more details as they become available.


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