Walworth County fiery wreck on NB I-43 near Elkhorn

A semi driver suffered minor injuries following a wreck on I-43 near Elkhorn on Monday morning, Aug. 1. 

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office said around 7:45 a.m., a semi traveling north on I-43 crashed into a disabled vehicle on the shoulder – one that had been tagged by a deputy the night before and was empty. 

Wreck on I-43 near Elkhorn (Credit: Gina Ludke)

Officials say the semi hit the vehicle, took out a guardrail, ran across the side rail of the bridge, and came to rest on the east side of the road. 

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While the driver of the semi was hurt, nobody else suffered injury.

The semi was loaded with some sort of meat product. There was a significant delay in reopening the freeway because the trail had to be unloaded. 

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.