Update on I-94 Accident

semi on fire
Photo courtesy of Hixton Fire & Rescue

HIXTON, WI (OnFocus) – Hixton Fire & Rescue provided the following update on the I-94 accident that took place on December 23, due to icy road conditions:

At 0611 HVFD, Hixton EMS and MAYO Ambulance were paged to I94 Mile post 95WB for multiple vehicles on fire that were involved in a multi car accident.

HVFD Chief arrived at 0621, estimating that there were approximately 100 vehicles involved with at least 2 semis on fire.

Zero Fatalities

As of 1130, all patients have been accounted for, with all being non-life threatening injuries. Multiple patients were transported to BRF Memorial and MAYO Osseo. Only 1 patient needed to be extricated from their vehicle.

As of 1300hrs, it was noted that 50 vehicles were involved with 2 semi fires and 2 passenger vehicle fires.

There were approximately another 70 vehicles that did not receive any damage and were intermixed within the accident scene.

Fire Department Mutual aid requests:
Alma Center Fire Department
Black River Falls Fire Department
Blair-Preston Fire Department
Pigeon Falls Fire Department
Tomah Rescue Techs
Mauston Fire Department
EMS Mutual Aid:
Black River Falls EMS
MAYO – Helicopters and air planes
MAYO – Additional ground units
Fort McCoy
Life Link
Camp Douglas
Augusta First Responders

Osseo School District for extra transportation needs, so the non injured could be transported to the OSSEO FIRE HALL.

Several WI State Patrol troopers and Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assisted on the scene.

The amazing coordination of Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch made this incident go as smoothly as possible.

HVFD crews are still actively involved in assisting with vehicle removal as of 1340.
Refreshment Donations:
BRF Kwik Trip
Hixton Cheese Hut
The sweet lady in Northfield that made us fresh cinnamon rolls!!

There are “several” wrecker agencies currently on scene do a phenomenal job.

Great job by everyone who was involved.

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