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Crash between two semis closes I-94 for hours near BRF

BLACK RIVER FALLS, WI - A mile stretch of the Interstate near Black River Falls closed for several hours Tuesday evening after a crash involving two semis.

It happened just after 5:00 p.m. at milepost 121 on I-94.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says a semi was parked on the shoulder of the interstate because of engine failure. A second semi rear-ended it, continued into the median, caught fire and was destroyed.

The driver, Jim Brown, 52, of Ramsey, Minnesota, was taken to Black River Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the disabled semi, Aleksandr Napelenok, 28, of Ramsey, Minnesota, was not injured.

The interstate reopened a little before 9 p.m. Tuesday night.

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