Interstate Crash

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

At least five people are dead and 34 injured, including seven critically, in a fiery pile-up of vehicles on an eastern Wisconsin interstate.

At least two-dozen vehicles piled up in the fog on Interstate 43 in Sheboygan County during the Friday morning commute.

State Patrol Sergeant John Jones says extrication of the unknown number of victims will take time because of the burned, tangled mess.

Jones says identification of the vehicles burned in the crash will also be difficult. Sheriff Loni Koenig says DNA may be the only way some of the victims are identified because of the intensity of the crash and fire.

Jones says some vehicles are piled on top of each other. He says authorities will spread out the vehicles to make sure we don't miss any victims or evidence.

At least 14 vehicles are piled at the core of the burned out crash scene. Other damaged vehicles line the interstate ditch.

Interstate 43 northbound is closed for several miles at Cedar Grove

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