- Associated Press - Friday, July 14, 2017

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say three people were killed when a wrong-way driver crashed into another vehicle on Interstate 94 near Menomonie in western Wisconsin.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol say it happened just before 5:45 p.m. Thursday. Dispatchers received complaints about a black car that had crossed the median and was westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-94.

After about three miles, the black car crashed into a gray car. The gray car started on fire and all three people inside died.

The driver of the black car was flown to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Names of the victims have not been released. It wasn’t immediately clear if the wrong-way driver will face criminal charges or if alcohol or drugs were involved.

The State Patrol is investigating.


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