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Winnebago Co. Sheriff’s Office release video summary of I-41 pileup

Posted: 11:01 AM, Mar 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 19:16:17-04
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WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. — Winnebago County, Wisconsin Sheriff’s Office have released a summary presentation on the I-41 crash from February. The Sheriff’s Office says they released the video at Tuesday night’s county board meeting.

WARNING: While not graphic, the video is intense.

The Feb. 24 pileup, which involved 232 people, is the largest crash in Wisconsin history, the sheriff's office said. Seventy-one people were taken to area hospitals, and 144 injuries were reported. One person was killed.

The Sheriff's Office updated its number of vehicles involved in the crash, from 131 to 119. Of the 119 vehicles involved, 110 had to be towed.

Five area wrecker companies used 20 tow trucks to remove the vehicles and two semi-trailer trucks. Between 800 and 1,000 vehicles were stuck on I-41 behind the crash, the sheriff’s office said. The southbound lane of I-41 was closed about 16 hours during the cleanup.

The chain-reaction crash happened in the Neenah area amid whiteout conditions.