One semi driver was killed and another injured when their trucks crashed on eastbound Interstate 94 in Dunn County, Wis., shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday, the Wisconsin State Patrol says.
The semis collided six miles west of Menomonie, about 70 miles east of the Twin Cities, the Associated Press reported. The crash forced the state patrol to close the route for more than five hours as they investigated and cleared debris, the AP said.
It was not immediately clear to what degree a rare May snowstorm played a factor in the crash. The National Weather Service reported 14 inches of snow fell overnight in nearby Ellsworth with 9 inches in River Falls.
In other news, in Minnesota on Wednesday afternoon, an 84-year-old Brooklyn Center woman was killed in a rear-end crash involving a semitrailer truck and a car southwest of Belle Plaine, roughly 50 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, the Star Tribune reported. The car's driver was seriously injured.