1 killed, 8 others injured in single SUV rollover on Interstate
POYNETTE, Wis. — One person is dead and eight others are hurt following a single-car crash on Interstate 39/90/94 near Poynette on Tuesday.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, an Acura SUV carrying 10 people rolled over near Mile Marker 117 at 2:43 p.m. Officials had originally said there were nine people involved, but an updated news release indicated there were a total of 10.
Multiple people were reported to be thrown from the SUV during the crash, including several children who were unrestrained. Of the 10 people inside, a one-month-old baby boy was the only one who avoided injury.
The 31-year-old Chicago woman who died was declared dead at the scene. Eight others were taken to the hospital by ambulance and helicopter with non-life-threatening injuries.
With the exception of the one-month-old, officials said none of the other passengers had been wearing a seat belt.
The State Patrol says their preliminary investigation found the SUV was heading north when it lost control, went into the right ditch and rolled several times.
All northbound lanes of the interstate were closed for multiple hours Tuesday afternoon while crews were on scene. All lanes reopened shortly after 5 p.m.
The State Patrol says they are still investigating why the Acura lost control, and more details will be released when they become available.
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