I-94 Crash

A multi-vehicle crash involving 33 autos and seven semitrailer trucks shuts down Interstate 94 Sunday between Osseo and Foster. The series of accidents closed the highway in both directions and caused a several-mile backup as traffic was detoured on U.S. 53. View more photos at LeaderTelegramPhotos.com.

A massive crash on Interstate 94 on Sunday afternoon between Osseo and Foster in Eau Claire County involved 40 vehicles and left seven people injured.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol:

The crash happened at about 12:30 p.m. Sunday on I-94 at mile marker 85.

Forty vehicles were involved: seven semitrailer trucks and 33 automobiles. Among the seven injuries was one that was life-threatening.

All traffic was rerouted from the location of the pile-up. I-94 eastbound traffic was rerouted at mile marker 81 eastbound Foster exit to U.S. 53. I-94 westbound traffic was rerouted at mile marker 88 westbound Osseo to U.S. 53.

Traffic on both directions of I-94 was moving again by about 5:30 p.m.

The news release cited snow creating slippery road conditions and advised motorists use extreme caution in such conditions. A winter weather advisory was in effect through 9 p.m. Sunday.