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3 Dead in Wisconsin Wrong-Way Collision


Three people are dead following a fiery head-on collision in Dunn County, Wisconsin.

Details of the Fatal Dunn County Crash

According to the Star Tribune, the fatal crash occurred on Interstate 94 around 5:44 pm Thursday.

Police say a wrong-way driver slammed into another vehicle, causing the second vehicle to catch fire and leaving its three occupants dead.

The wrong-way driver was transported to the hospital with critical injuries.

The names of those involved have not been released, and the crash remains under investigation.

National Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • 35,092 people were killed in traffic crashes in the U.S. in 2015. This marked a 7.2-percent increase over the 32,744 deaths recorded in 2014 – the largest percentage increase recorded since 1966.
  • Of those killed in traffic accidents in 2015:
    • 22,441 were occupants of passenger vehicles
    • 5,376 were pedestrians
    • 4,976 were motorcyclists (operators and passengers)
    • 818 were pedalcyclists
    • 667 were occupants of large trucks
    • 227 were listed as other or as unknown
  • An additional 2,443,000 people were injured in traffic accidents in 2015.

 

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