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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Semis collide, driver ticketed

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Jackson County (WQOW) - A semi driver has been ticketed because of a crash Tuesday night.

Investigators say he wasn't paying attention. The semi he was driving rear-ended another semi on I-94.

The crash happened near Black River Falls around 5 p.m. No one was seriously hurt. The state patrol says one semi was parked on the shoulder because the engine failed.  

It was struck from behind by another semi, which then went into the median and caught fire.   The driver was able to escape with minor injuries. The state patrol says he was reaching for something that fell out of an overhead compartment and to the floor by his feet when the crash happened.

He was given a ticket for inattentive driving which carries a fine of $188. Traffic was re-routed for about three hours because of the crash.

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Jackson County (WQOW) - No one was seriously hurt when one semi rear-ended another semi on I-94 Tuesday night.

It happened around 5 p.m. on the eastbound lanes near Black River Falls.  The Wisconsin State Patrol says a semi hit another semi that was disabled on the side of the road.  Minor injuries were reported.

Both lanes were blocked and traffic was re-routed for about three hours.

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