UPDATE: Joshua Weyker, 27, of Menomonie was declared deceased on July 10, 2013.
Eau Claire (Press Release) - Weyker was declared deceased on July 10, 2013.
On July 3, 2013 at about 11:53 a.m., a single car rollover crash occurred on I-94 westbound at mile marker 36.5 in western Dunn County. The Chevrolet Impala car, driven by 22-year-old Heidi Weyker of Menomonie, veered onto the left roadway shoulder and subsequently rolled over on the roadway.
Weyker's husband, Joshua Weyker, 27, was the front seat passenger and was not wearing his seatbelt. He was ejected from the car and partially pinned under the car when Troopers arrived. He sustained serious injuries and was transported by helicopter to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.
Heidi Weyker was wearing her seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. She was evaluated by EMS personnel at the scene for her injuries. Heidi will be cited for Operating a Motor Vehicle While Suspended and also for No Vehicle Insurance. Other charges may result for either her and/or Mr. Weyker pending the investigation.
Both lanes of I-94 westbound were blocked at the crash location for about 1.5 hours while emergency personnel freed Mr. Weykers from under the car and worked to document and clear the scene. The westbound traffic backup reached 5 miles before the traffic lanes were opened.
The crash remains under investigation by the WI State Patrol.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - A Menomonie man has life-threatening injuries because of a crash Wednesday morning in Dunn County.
Josh Weyker was injured. The crash happened on I-94 just before noon. Investigators say Weyker's wife was driving a car that went onto the shoulder and then rolled. Josh Weyker was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the car and partially pinned underneath.
Both westbound lanes were blocked for about 1.5 hours as emergency crews freed him and cleared the scene. He was then flown to the hospital. Heidi Weyker was not seriously hurt.
Investigators say she will be ticketed for driving with a suspended license. They also say she and her husband may face other charges.