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10th anniversary of deadliest crash in Wisconsin history remembered


CEDAR GROVE, WI (WTAQ) - About 40 people gathered in Sheboygan County Thursday to remember those killed and injured a decade ago in Wisconsin’s deadliest traffic crash ever.

Thursday was the 10th anniversary of the crash, which occurred in heavy fog on southbound Interstate 43 near Cedar Grove. Ten people were killed and almost 40 were injured as vehicles piled on top of one another.

Survivors of the crash attended the anniversary gathering, along with victims’ relatives and rescuers who responded.

A granite memorial was set up 8 years ago by a group called the October 11th Memorial Association. It has the names of those killed in the foggy crash.

Sheboygan County Sheriff Todd Priebe told the gathering that his daughter is about to get her driver’s license – and he’ll take her to the memorial as a teaching tool.

It’s not exactly known how the crash started, or who was responsible. But authorities said at the time that some drivers were going the 65 mile per hour speed limit despite having virtually no visibility in front of them.