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Crash closes interstate during holiday rush, 3 injured

Traffic detoured nearly 4 hours

MADISON, Wis. - Three people were injured in a crash that closed Interstate 39/90/94 in Columbia County during a busy travel day at the end of the Labor Day holiday.

The Wisconsin State Patrol said the crash occurred in the westbound lanes near mile marker 109 at about 8:30 p.m.

According to a report, a truck driven by a 22-year-old man from Georgia was stopped in the right lane when a tractor-trailer driven by a 26-year-old man from Illinois struck the truck.

The driver of the truck and the semi were taken to Devine Savior Hospital in Portage. A passenger in the truck, a 50-year-old man from Georgia, was flown to UW Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was closed for nearly four hours and traffic was detoured.

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