UPDATE: Authorities identify man killed in crash near Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT) — UPDATE 12/15/19 at 9:18 PM:
Wisconsin State Patrol has identified the man who died in the crash as 41-year-old Elvis Mejia of Oak Creek, WI. He was traveling with three other family members when he lost control of the car and it entered the median.
The vehicle rolled, struck a guardrail and came to rest on its side on the eastbound median shoulder, according to a press release. During the crash, Elvis Mejia and one of the teenage females were ejected from the vehicle. Elvis Mejia came to rest in the eastbound lanes of I-94 while the female came to rest on the median shoulder.
Amy Mejia, 41 from Oak Creek, was identified as one of the passengers. The two teenagers are not being identified because of their age.
No one was wearing a seat belt, according to authorities.
One person died and three others were injured during a Friday evening crash near Eau Claire. The incident happened at 9:04 p.m. on I-94 eastbound.
According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, authorities responded to a report of a rollover crash with possible ejection. Upon arrival, officers found a body lying in the eastbound lanes of I-94.
An initial investigation found a 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer was traveling westbound when it entered the median, rolled several times and struck a guardrail. The 41-year-old male driver was ejected and came to rest in the eastbound lanes.
Three other occupants of the Trailblazer, one woman and two teenagers, were transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. They sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
All names are being withheld pending proper notification of the family. The Wisconsin State Patrol says both the man and woman are from Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
First responders closed I-94, and traffic was rerouted off at exit 59. It has since reopened.
The Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Department, Eau Claire Police Department and Eau Claire Fire Department also responded to the scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol.
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