Fatal fiery crash in Juneau County

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UPDATE:

The State Patrol says one of the victims in Wednesday's crash was a 64 year old man from Lyndon Station. He had been driving a semi. The other person killed was a 60 year old man on a motorcycle.  No names have yet been released. 

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Lanes are now opened on I-90 between New Lisbon and Mauston after a deadly crash Wednesday afternoon.

Two people died when three semi trucks, two SUVs and a motorcycle were involved in the crash. It happened about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon when a semi driver hit slowed-down traffic ahead of him.

A tanker truck was ruptured but didn't catch on fire. It dumped about 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel on the road. LA Crosse HAZMAT and the state DNR cleaned it up.

The westbound lanes were shutdown for more than 12 hours as authorities investigated and cleared the scene. They reopened at about 1:45 a.m.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Cell phone video shows flames and smoke pouring from a semi after a crash that involved multiple vehicles in Juneau County.

The Wisconsin State Patrol says two people died. Authorities were still at the scene investigating the pileup at 10 p.m. Wednesday in the westbound lanes of I-90 between New Lisbon and Mauston.

Two people died when three semi trucks, two SUVs and a motorcycle were involved in the crash. It happened about 1:30 Wednesday afternoon when a semi hit slowed-down traffic ahead of him.

Shaylin Townsend was driving by at the time and captured the video, where you hear a loud bang of an explosion. She says she's never seen anything like this before.

"I seen smoke  almost immediately after I got on the interstate, so it was a little rough. I knew something was going on and I kinda hoped it was a minor car crash and everybody had gotten out. When I got closer, the smoke got huge, black," she said.

The tanker truck was ruptured but didn't catch on fire. It dumped about 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel on the road. LA Crosse HAZMAT and the state DNR are cleaning that up.

The crash is under investigation. All westbound lanes are closed from Highway 82 to Highway 58 but the eastbound lanes are back open.********UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin State Patrol says two people died in a crash between New Lisbon and Mauston Wednesday afternoon.

The crash on I-90 happened around 1:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes. There were multiple vehicles involved, including three semi-trucks, two SUVs and a motorcycle. 

Wisconsin State Patrol says a tanker truck hit traffic that was slowed down ahead of it. One of the trucks started on fire. Wisconsin State Patrol says there are at least two known fatalities.

The crash is still under investigation.

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