RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (WTAQ) - Interstate 94 in Racine County is open again, after a crash shut down the freeway in both directions for almost 6 hours. Rush hour traffic was backed up for miles Thursday afternoon from Milwaukee’s Mitchell Airport to the Racine-Kenosha county line. The crash happened about 2:40 p.m., and the Interstate was finally re-opened about 8:30 p.m.
Authorities said a southbound semi that carried a foreign cargo container tipped over, hit the median wall, and got pushed into oncoming traffic. Two northbound semi-trucks and a car then collided. One of the trucks carried bread, and loaves were spread throughout the Interstate. The first rig spilled diesel fuel onto the road.
3 people suffered what appeared to be minor injuries. Two were taken to a hospital where they were treated and later released. Racine County sheriff’s deputies said drugs and alcohol were not thought to be involved. The crash remains under investigation, and officials expect citations to be issued against the southbound driver.