Man killed in I-90/39 car vs. semi crash
JANESVILLE—Officials have not released the name of a 20-year-old Sheboygan man killed Saturday afternoon when his car crashed head on into a semi on Interstate 90/39 on Janesville’s south end.
In a news release, Wisconsin State Patrol reports a 1998 Dodge Avenger car was southbound on I-90/39 at milepost 175 near Highway 11 at 12:30 p.m. Saturday when it drifted off of the roadway and into the median.
It then crossed into the northbound lanes of the I-90/39, where it was struck head-on by a 2005 Kenworth semi.
The impact from the crash sent both vehicles into the median. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The driver of the car, a 20-year-old Sheboygan man, was killed in the crash. His name is being withheld pending notification of family.
The driver of the semi, a male, no age listed, was transported to Mercy Hospital, Janesville. No details were given on the extent of his injuries and his name is being withheld pending notification of family.
During the incident, northbound lanes of I-90/39 were closed for over two hours. Northbound traffic was sent on a 20-mile detour from I-43 onto Highway 140, to Highway 14 in Janesville, back onto I-90/39 according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.
According to Rock County 911, the detour resulted in traffic slowdowns that reached the Wisconsin-Illinois state line.
It’s unknown whether alcohol played a role in the crash, but a news release said the man killed in the car was wearing a seatbelt.