Victim identified in fatal crash on WB I-94 in Jefferson County
JEFFERSON COUNTY - The Jefferson County Coroner's office has identified the man killed following a semi rollover on I-94 near Hwy 67 around 10:02 a.m. Friday.
The victim has been identified as 68-year-old Gordo Oelke of Fond du Lac.
According to Jefferson County officials, a straight truck was pulling a large plastic tank filled with liquid fertilizer when the truck's left front tire blew out on I-94 westbound in Jefferson County near Sullivan. This caused the driver to lose control of the truck, cross over the left lane through the median and come into the westbound lanes.
One other person was injured in the crash, but authorities haven't released any details about that person.
The crash prompted crews to shutdown all westbound lanes for several hours. Traffic, which was backed up for miles, was diverted onto Hwy 67.