2 people ejected when container truck crashes into overpass
A container truck accident that ejected both passengers occurred early Friday morning, state traffic officials said.
A container truck was traveling eastbound on I-94 when it struck a Monroe County overpass bridge, according to a news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The collision caused damage to the bridge itself, and the two occupants were ejected from the truck through the windshield.
The 29-year-old driver from Warrens and a 69-year-old passenger from Sparta were both taken to Tomah Memorial Hospital, then transferred to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
According to the release, the passenger suffered life-threatening injuries.
The driver and passenger were not wearing seat belts, officials said.
Monroe County Highway Department and a State of Wisconsin DOT bridge inspector were inspecting the bridge Friday for travel worthiness and safety, state patrol said.
Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash.