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UPDATE: Traffic back to normal after I-39 crash

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EDGERTON (WKOW) -- Traffic returned to normal overnight on I-39 near Edgerton after a semi rear-ended another semi Wednesday evening. 

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the first semi pulled over onto the right shoulder, but was 1 foot 4 inches over the fog line in the right lane of traffic. The second semi, heading northbound in the right lane, crashed into the trailer of the first and pushed it forward, causing a block in traffic by both vehicles. 

The Janesville Police Department was on the scene and said the crash backed up traffic for hours. I-39 North/I-90 West was reopened at 12:35 a.m. Thursday morning.

The driver of the second semi, 28-year-old Adam Holm, was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the first semi, 24-year-old Sergio Atilano, was unharmed. 

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EDGERTON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin State Patrol troopers are redirecting drivers around a crash on Interstate 39 northbound near Edgerton.


Rock County Communications says a report came in about a crash with injury just before 9 p.m. Wednesday. At this point, there's no word on how many people are hurt.

The State Patrol closed all northbound lanes beginning at mile marker 164. As of 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, the DOT says traffic is backed up at least three miles.

Officers are diverting northbound traffic at mile marker 171C, sending them westbound on Highway 14 to Highway 51, which will eventually take them back to I-39.

 

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