2 killed, 6 injured in rollover accident involving van in Mitchell Interchange

NOW: 2 killed, 6 injured in rollover accident involving van in Mitchell Interchange

Updated: 4:42 p.m. on Oct. 12, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Two people who died in a rollover crash on I-43 Wednesday have been identified as a 22-year-old Texas woman and 57-year-old Mississippi woman, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities responded to the crash around 5:20 a.m. on eastbound I-43 just east of S. 27th Street. First responders located a large passenger transport van lying on its passenger side, engulfed in flames. 

Several good Samaritans helped six people escape the vehicle and helped provide aid to the victims along with sheriff's deputies until medical units arrived. They were then transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

Two victims trapped inside of the vehicle were killed in the accident. 

CNH Industrial has confirmed that their van was involved in the accident. In a statement, the company noted that the vehicle was a van transporting contract workers to their factory in Racine.

They also confirmed that the driver and one of the contract workers were the two individuals who passed away in the accident.

The statement concluded with, "Our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers go to the families of the victims, those workers who were injured and those who were involved in the accident."

A cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

Published: 6:52 a.m. on Oct. 12, 2022

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office says two people have died following a rollover accident on eastbound I-43 at 27th Street Wednesday, Oct. 12. 

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office initially confirmed that six people were injured in the incident and transported to an area hospital.

All traffic is being diverted east to go southbound on I-94. The closure is expected to last for several hours.

CBS 58 is on-scene and will provide updates to this developing story.

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