NEWS RELEASE: WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NEWS RELEASE: WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

NEWS RELEASE: WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region Eau Claire Post                                      715-839-3800
Sent On: 12/15/2019 6:46 PM
Contact Name: Sgt. Tim Weiberg or current duty supervisor
Contact Phone: 715-839-3800

​Crash Information – Release of Names
Highway: I-94 EB
Location: MM 64
County: EAU CLAIRE

At 9:04 PM on Friday December 13, 2019 a crash occurred on I-94 EB at MM 64 in EAU CLAIRE
County near EAU CLAIRE.

Assisting agencies included Eau Claire Co. Sheriff’s Dept., Eau Claire Police Department, and Eau Claire Fire Department.

The crash involved 1 fatality and 3 injuries. Vehicle and occupant information, if available, is on the last page(s).

The details of the crash are as follows:

On 12/13/19 at 9:04 PM law enforcement agencies responded to a report of a roll-over crash on I-94 near MM 64 with possible ejection. Officers arrived on scene and found a body lying on the
eastbound lanes of I-94. A full closure of I-94 eastbound was initiated and traffic re-routed off at exit 59.

The crash investigation indicates a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer, driven by 41-year-old Elvis Mejia of Oak Creek, WI, was traveling westbound on I-94 when is lost control and entered the median. In the vehicle were three other family members; a 41 year old female and two teenage females. The vehicle rolled, struck a guardrail and came to rest on its side on the eastbound median shoulder. During the crash sequence, Elvis Mejia and one of the teenage females was ejected from the vehicle. Elvis Mejia came to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-94 while the female came to rest on the median shoulder. Elvis Mejia was pronounced dead at the scene and all three females were transported to Mayo Health in Eau Claire.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Unit 1: Passenger Car (2006 Chevrolet Trail Blazer)
Driver: Mejia, Elvis E

41 Year Old Male From Oak Creek, WI

Injuries: Fatal
Seatbelt Use: No

Passenger: Mejia, Amy

41 Year Old Female From Oak Creek, WI

Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Mayo
Seatbelt Use: No
Alcohol Use: No
Enforcement Action: No

Passenger: Name will not be released due to being a juvenile.
18 Year Old Female From Milwaukee, wi

Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Mayo
Seatbelt Use: No
Alcohol Use: No
Enforcement Action: No

Passenger: Name will not be released due to being a juvenile.

15 Year Old Female
Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Mayo
Seatbelt Use: No
Alcohol Use: No
Enforcement Action: No