One dead following traffic accident on SB I-894 near Beloit Road

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- One person is dead following a truck vs. semi traffic accident that occurred on southbound I-894 near Beloit Road Monday morning, July 22nd.

According to officials, a motorist traveling in a pick-up truck slammed into a semi-tractor trailer around 7:15 a.m. -- causing his vehicle to slide under the semi.

Sheriff’s deputies and multiple municipal fire and police departments responded to close off the freeway and begin life-saving efforts on the man who was trapped in his vehicle under the semi.

Emergency medical personnel attempted to treat the man’s injuries while he was trapped, but he succumbed to his injuries and the Medical Examiner pronounced him dead at 10:30 a.m.

All lanes of I-894 southbound were closed and traffic was diverted off at Beloit Road.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

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