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I-94 Reopens After Fatal Crash Outside Eau Claire

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EAU CLARIE, Wis. (AP) – Interstate 94 is open again after a fiery fatal crash near Eau Claire closed the highway for more than 11 hours.

Two semis crashed about 4 miles south of Eau Clare just before 4:30 p,m. One driver was killed, and one of the trucks burst into flames.

Traffic was backed up for miles after the crash. The freeway reopened around 4 a.m. Sunday.

The Wisconsin State Patrol identifies the victim as 48-year-old Jeffery D. Moore, 48, of Mooresville, Ind. The other driver was not hurt.

It’s not clear what caused the crash. While authorities say they don’t think alcohol was a factor, the surviving driver faces an unspecified enforcement action.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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