Deadly crash leads to I-894 closure

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Deadly crash leads to I-894 closure

By Jon Byman with Jay Sorgi. CREATED Jul 22, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 22, 2013

GREENFIELD - Part of the Milwaukee area freeway system was shut down Monday after a deadly crash.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputies shut down that part of the freeway.  Traffic was diverted off the freeway at Beloit Road.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department says that at about 7:15 a.m., a pickup truck rear-ended a semi.  The pickup was wedged under the semi with the driver stuck inside.

Crews tried to save the man's life, but he died at 10:30 a.m. Monday morning.

The department is asking drivers to avoid the area entirely.  There were big delays for drivers heading into the crash scene.

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