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The Latest: 2 dead in semi explosion on I-94 in Wisconsin

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — The Latest on a fiery semi crash on I-94 in Wisconsin (all times local):

2 p.m.

A county coroner official says two people are dead after a semi crashed on an interstate in southeastern Wisconsin, exploding and setting fire to other vehicles.

A WTMJ-TV photographer who witnessed the crash says the semi jumped the median on I-94 about 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the accident happened near Mount Pleasant, about 24 miles (38 kilometres) south of Milwaukee.

The Racine County medical examiner says two people died, and the sheriff is reporting several injuries but has not provided details.

All lanes of the interstate are closed. A Flight for Life helicopter was sent to the scene.

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1:20 p.m.

An official says one person died when a semi crashed and exploded on Interstate 94 in southeastern Wisconsin.

Racine County Medical Examiner Michael Payne told WTMJ-TV that one person died in the crash on I-94 Wednesday morning.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the accident happened near Mount Pleasant, about 24 miles (38 kilometres) south of Milwaukee.

The county sheriff told The Journal Times that several people are hurt but has provided no details.

A WTMJ-TV photographer who witnessed the crash says the semi jumped the median on I-94 about 11 a.m., caught fire and exploded. The photographer says at least two other vehicles were set on fire.

All lanes of the interstate are closed. A Flight for Life helicopter has been called to the scene.

The Associated Press