NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE

NEWS RELEASE

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Wisconsin State Patrol Northwest Region Eau Claire Post                                        715-839-3800


​Sent On: 12/14/2019 1:26 AM
Contact Name: Sgt. Tim Weiberg or current duty supervisor
Contact Phone: 715-839-3800

Crash Information – Initial Release

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.

Preliminary investigation indicates a 2006 Chevy Trailblazer traveling westbound entered the
median, rolled several times and struck a guard rail. The 41-year-old male driver of this vehicle was ejected and came to rest in the eastbound lanes. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Three other occupants of the Trailblazer, one adult female and 2 teenagers, were transported to
Mayo in Eau Claire with non-life-threatening injuries. All names are be withheld pend proper
notification of family.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

PARTIES INVOLVED

Unit 1: Passenger Car (2006 Chevrolet Trail Blazer)
Driver: Name is withheld pending notification of family.
41 Year Old Male From Oak Creek, WI

Injuries: Fatal

Passenger: Name is withheld pending notification of family.
41 Year Old Female From Oak Creek, WI

Injuries: Non-Life Threatening
Transported To: Mayo