Officials rescue driver who went into Mirror Lake following interstate crash


LAKE DELTON, Wis. — Officials underwent a water rescue Wednesday after an interstate driver crashed into a barrier and went into Mirror Lake.

A news release from the Wisconsin State Patrol said the crash happened on the westbound lanes of Interstate-90 near Lake Delton at 5:26 p.m.

State Patrol said it received multiple complaints of an SUV that was driving erratically and went off the road before crashing into a barrier and sign. Minutes later, a witness told officials the vehicle crashed into Mirror Lake after driving off the bridge.

The SUV’s driver was rescued and taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The person was also arrested for a first-offense OWI.

The driver’s vehicle was successfully removed from the lake.

Lake Delton Fire and EMS, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Sauk County Sheriff and Dive Team and Sauk County Highway Department assisted at the scene.