Second body recovered after semi crashed into Mirror Lake

Authorities have recovered the body of a woman near the semi that went into Mirror Lake over the weekend.

The dive team captain with the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office says the woman’s body was found near where the cab was.

The semi went over a guard rail on I-90/94 early Sunday and crashed into the lake. The driver’s body was recovered from inside the cab Sunday.

The dive team went back out Monday morning to search for the second occupant. They found her body around 1:30 p.m.

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UPDATE (WKOW) — A search is expected to resume Monday morning for a second person believed to have been in a semi that went over a guard rail in I-39-90 early Sunday and crashed into Mirror Lake.

The Sauk County Dive team will be going out to search for a suspected second occupant of the semi which went off the Mirror Lake Bridge yesterday, the Wisconsin State Patrol said.

An autopsy is scheduled for today on the driver who was recovered inside the semi-truck cab for positive identification.


UPDATE (WKOW) — According to State Patrol officials, one fatality has been confirmed in the semi crash and one occupant is still presumed missing.

Authorities say due to visibility and weather issues, occupant recovery operations have ended at this time and will resume Monday morning.


UPDATE (WKOW) — State Patrol officials tell 27 News the semi has been recovered from Mirror Lake Sunday afternoon. More information will be released soon.

Stay with 27 News and for the latest on this developing story.


SAUK COUNTY (WKOW) — Authorities say a semi-truck slid off the interstate early Sunday morning and into Mirror Lake near Wisconsin Dells.

Wisconsin State Patrol says they discovered a damaged guardrail just north of the Mirror Lake bridge on I-90 at about 7:30 a.m.

The wheel tracks led off the right ditch cliff into Mirror Lake, where a semi was found completely submerged.

Officials say at this point there are no signs of life and it is considered a recovery effort.

Lake Delton and Sauk County EMS crews are working to recover the occupants, and the Department of Natural Resources is on scene to handle the diesel spill.

Both lanes of the interstate are going to be closed for about five hours in order to pull the semi out of the water, according to the Department of Transportation.

An alternate route can be taken from State Highway 23 to US Highway 12, and back on to 1-90.

27 News is on the scene and will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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