: 20 injured, four seriously in Interstate school bus crash near Lodi

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 Twenty people were injured this morning, four seriously, when a semi crashed into a school bus on I39/90 near Lodi.

Of the four seriously injured, two were transported by Medflight from the scene, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. 

At least one of the 20 injured was a chaperone.

The bus, coming from a private school in Milwaukee on its way to the Wisconsin Dells for a field trip, had 26 students on board, five chaperones and a bus driver on board.

Hope Christian School posted on its Facebook page about the crash. 

One of our schools buses was in an accident this AM in rural WI on the way to an end of the year field trip.

While very scary, our staff and students were blessed by urgent first-responders, local medical attention as well as the kindness and generosity of Deforest Public Schools.

Please keep our Semper scholars in your prayers for quick recovery and safe travels to reunite with loved ones.

UW Health accepted nine of the patients from the crash. Two, who are non-critically injured, are at UW Health at The American Center, according to UW Health spokesperson. 

 An additional seven are at University Hospital; their conditions are currently being assessed.

There are no seatbelts on the bus, according to the State Patrol. 

For more go to WKOW: 



At 10:16 AM on Wednesday May 23, 2018 a crash occurred on I-39 NB at 122.4 in COLUMBIA

County near DE FOREST.

No assisting agencies were reported.

The crash involved 4 injuries. Vehicle and occupant information, if available, is on the last page(s).

The details of the crash are as follows:

A semi unit struck a bus loaded with students from a Milwaukee area private school that was parked

on the shoulder I39nb at 122.4 mile marker. Med Flight transported injured patients to a local

hospital. WSP is currently investigating the crash scene. Students will be transported to the Wis

State Patrol De Forest Post for reunification.


UPDATE: Report from the State Patrol says kids were on bus. They are from a private school in Milwaukee. Medical helicopters called to scene.  


UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol has offered an alternative route for people driving on the interstate near Lodi.

Traffic is being detoured off the interstate at County V in Dane County. Drivers should exit at County V, go east to U.S. 51, north to Wisconsin 60, then west back to the interstate.


LODI (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol is on the scene of a serious crash. 

The crash happened around 10:15 a.m. on I-39 near the Lodi exit. All northbound lanes of I-39/90/94 near mile marker 123 are closed at this time. 

Witnesses at the scene tell 27 News a school bus was involved.  The Wisconsin State Patrol could not give us details about the crash at this time.

For more on this story: http://www.wkow.com/story/38259195/2018/05/23/serious-crash-closes-northbound-lanes-of-i-3990-near-lodi

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