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3 killed after semi crash blocks interstate, officials say

CLINTON, Wis. - The Wisconsin State Patrol said two people were killed early Sunday morning as a result of a crash on Interstate 43.

Officials told News 3 that the crash involved a semi-truck and two other vehicles around 3 a.m. on southbound I-43 at mile marker 6 in Rock County near Clinton.

A Suburban, which was going south, was either stopped or moving slowly in the right lane with hazard lights on when a southbound Schneider semi-trailer did not see the Suburban and hit the left rear of the SUV, investigators said.

The semi driver overcorrected and the truck rolled onto its driver's side, with the cab landing in the right ditch and the trailer landing in the right lane partially blocking the left lane, according to a release from the Rock County Medical Examiner's Department.

The semi driver was not injured, officials said. Three people in the Suburban were seriously injured and taken to local hospitals. Delandis J. McKinney, 26, of Beloit, died at a local hospital as a result of the crash, according to a release from 

Shortly after the initial crash, a southbound pickup truck hit the trailer in the right lane, killing two people, according to the release. A third person in the pickup truck was critically injured and taken to an area hospital.

The crash remains under investigation, according to officials. 


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