7 Injured In 40-Vehicle Crash on I-94 Near Eau Claire

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – UPDATE: The Wisconsin State Patrol has cleared the scene of a multi-vehicle crash at mile marker 85 in Eau Claire County. 40 vehicles were involved including 7 semis and 33 automobiles.

All traffic is again flowing on I-94 both eastbound and westbound.

Caution is recommended as the snow is creating slippery road conditions. The crashes remain under investigation.

Original:Seven people suffered injuries Sunday afternoon when a major crash involving 40 vehicles caused traffic to be rerouted on Interstate 94 near Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says one of the reported injuries is life-threatening. Just before 3 p.m., the crash occurred at mile marker 85. Seven semis and 33 cars were involved in the crash.

“Extreme caution is recommended as the snow is creating slippery road conditions,” the State Patrol said.

Drivers are asked to avoid the area and all traffic is being rerouted from the crash location. Crews are working on investigating and clearing the crashes.