Two die in I-90 crash near Sparta

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Two people were killed in a Sept. 13 crash on I-90 near Sparta.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, at about 10 p.m., at mile marker 26.5, a semi was disabled on the right shoulder when a Subaru Outback with no headlights rear-ended it. The Subaru went under the rear of the semi-trailer, and then caught on fire, which spread to the semi-trailer. Both occupants of the Subaru were killed.

Sparta Fire Chief Mike Arnold was the second emergency vehicle on the scene. He said the car was one-third under the semi-trailer and completely engulfed in flames when he arrived. He said the truck driver was uninjured and had detached the trailer from the semi.

Police closed  both eastbound lanes for 10 and half hours, rerouting traffic onto Hwy. 16. The incident is under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. The names of the victims have not been released.

Also assisting at the scene were the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office, Sparta Area Ambulance, Monroe County Highway Department, Monroe County 911 Communication Center, PER Towing, Arnold Service and Towing and the Monroe County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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