One Death, 131 Vehicles Involved In WI Crash On I-41 SB In Winnebago County

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Marc Lee's Comment
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NEENAH, Wis. (WFRV) -

UPDATE: One Death Confirmed, 131 Vehicles Involved in 100+ Car Crash on I-41 SB in Winnebago County

2/24/2019 at 9:54 p.m.

At their second press conference of the day, the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office said that 131 confirmed vehicles were involved in the crash. 71 people were sent to the hospital. 66 of them were treated and released, while 5 were admitted for their injuries.

2/24/2019 at 3:50 p.m.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says more than 100 vehicles were involved in the deadly crash on Interstate-41 in near Neenah.

At a press conference Sunday afternoon officials said one person died and multiple people were injured.

People were transported to six area hospitals.

Officials say whiteout conditions are to blame for the multiple chain reaction crash that happened shortly after11:00 a m.

Interstate-41 southbound from from Highway 10 to Highway 76 will be shut down indefinitely.

Detour will be Highway 10 westbound to Highway 45 southbound.

If you are looking for any information regarding a loved one or have any information regarding the incident you are asked to 920-236-7459.

Local 5 will continue to update you on this story as more information becomes available.

2/24/2019 at 3:00 p.m.

ThedaCare Regional Medical Center is expected to treat 20 people from the deadly crash on Interstate-41 in Neenah

A hospital spokesperson says 11 patients have already been brought in for treatment and they are expecting nine more people.

Hospital officials say 15 of the patients are listed in good condition and 5 are in fair condition.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office earlier confirmed one person has died.

The Sheriff's Office says patients have also been taken to other hospitals.

A Sheriff's Office is holding a press conference at 3:15. Local 5 will be carrying that press conference live on our FaceBook page @wfrvlocal5.

2/24/2019 2:00 p.m.

The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has confirmed one fatality.

Several other injuries have been reported and authorities say they were transported to multiple area hospitals.

The Sheriff's Office says all other people have been removed from their vehicles and transported to other safe locations.

The Winnebago Co. Communications Center says callers were saying there were more than 40 vehicles involved.

Officials ask the public to please continue avoiding the area as the highway remains closed.

Stay with Local 5 continued coverage as this story develops.

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Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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TexanTwoStep's Comment
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Good Lord, that's terrifying. As a 911 dispatcher , I've worked a multiple-vehicle pileup, but I cant imagine anything on this scale. Wish all involved the best.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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