Officials say wrong-way driver led to I-39/90 crash; 7 other vehicles involved

Multiple people were injured Friday morning in a crash that blocked part of the interstate in Rock County near Beloit, officials said.

Emergency crews responded to a crash at 7:47 a.m. at mile marker 187 on northbound I-39/90, according to the state Department of Transportation.

A preliminary investigation revealed one of the drivers was going the wrong way on the southbound lanes of the interstate and struck seven vehicles in total.

Multiple vehicle accident on I39-90 near Stateline in #Beloit. Here’s the alternate route. Southbound completely blocked & northbound is crawling. pic.twitter.com/j9p5jce9aJ

— Beloit Police (@ BeloitPolice1 ) October 25, 2019

The left lane was blocked northbound because of a crash in the southbound lanes, according to a traffic alert.

Two people were taken to Beloit Memorial Hospital and the driver who went the wrong direction was taken to a hospital in Rockford, officials said.

Authorities said there were other injuries reported that were minor and checked by paramedics at the scene.

The northbound lane was reopened about 10:15 a.m., the DOT said.

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