DE PERE (NBC 26) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reported a crash on I-41 northbound in De Pere.
WisDOT states the crash occurred at Mile Marker 162 at 12:30 p.m. closing all lanes of traffic.
DOT traffic cameras showed thick smoke coming from a crash when a semi-tractor trailer and car collided.
The Brown County Sheriff's Office confirms there are life-threatening injuries involved and significant clean-up to follow.
WisDOT expects the northbound lanes to be closed for more than two hours. Traffic is being detoured off northbound I-41 at the Scheruing Road exit. Motorists are advised to go north on Lawrence Drive, following Main Avenue back to I-41.
I 41 NB is expected to be closed for 2-3 hours while the crash is investigated by DPPD and BRSO Crash Reconstruction units. There are life threatening injuries and a significant clean up to follow. Please avoid the area and be patient. Names are not being released at this time.— Brown County Sheriff (@sheriffbc) April 7, 2023
This story will be updated once more information is learned.