The three people killed on Interstate 94 near Johnson Creek on Wednesday were struck by another vehicle after getting out of their vehicles following a crash, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.
A vehicle pulling a cargo trailer was traveling west on I-94 near mile marker 262 when it veered out of control and crashed into a guardrail shortly before 4 a.m. Wednesday. A second vehicle crashed into the first vehicle pulling the trailer. A third vehicle at the scene passed by but then backtracked to give aid.
The three drivers got out of their vehicles and were struck and killed by a fourth vehicle, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Officials said they are not pursuing criminal charges against the driver of the fourth vehicle at this time, calling it a “tragic accident,” WTMJ-TV reported.
The names of the dead and the driver of the fourth vehicle have not been released.
The crash closed westbound I-94 between Lake Mills and Johnson Creek until about 10:40 a.m.