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A Milton man was killed Tuesday morning when his pickup truck rear-ended another pickup that had rear-ended a semi and become disabled on Interstate 39-90 near Janesville, the State Patrol reported.

The crash happened at about 5 a.m. near mile marker 177 and kept the southbound lanes closed until shortly after 9 a.m., according to a State Patrol news release.

The incident started when a 2017 Ford F350 pickup rear-ended a 2016 Freightliner semi and continued driving until it became disabled in the left lane. A 2005 Chevrolet Silverado then rear-ended the Ford, blocking both southbound lanes and one northbound lane for a time due to debris.

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The 23-year-old Milton man who was driving the Silverado was killed in the crash. The 34-year-old Madison man who was driving the Ford sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to a Janesville hospital. The 38-year-old Sun Prairie man who was driving the semi was not injured.

Names are not being released, pending notification of family.

Enforcement action is pending, the State Patrol said.

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