Man Sleeping In Moving Camper Dies In Fire

ROBERTS, Wis. (WCCO) — A 22-year-old Wisconsin man died after a camper he was sleeping in caught fire while being pulled along Interstate 94.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Eric M. Ludwig, of Stratford, Wis., was sleeping in a motor home trailer being pulled by a Ford F-150 truck heading westbound on I-94 near Roberts.

It was not clear what caused the camper to start on fire.

Ludwig was transported to Regions Hospital, but was pronounced dead.

There were no other injuries reported in the incident.

Comments

One Comment

  1. Bob Rickert says:

    That would be a travel trailer pulled by a Ford F-150-not a motorhome. Let’s get the details right people.

    1. asreportedby says:

      Bob, why are you questioning what the WI State Patrol stated…

      quote;

      “According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Eric M. Ludwig, of Stratford, Wis., was sleeping in a motor home trailer being pulled by a Ford F-150 truck”

      it’s not ‘CCO’s fault…

      1. bob rickert says:

        I stated a common sense FACT and both CCO and the WSP should proof read and know better than to make such foolish statement.

  2. Rags says:

    There is no such thing as a “motor home trailer” unless you took an old motor home, removed the front axle, and turned it into a trailer for pulling behind a truck.

  3. Donnie S says:

    Smoking, perhaps. The dude was puffing and fell asleep.

  4. Jake says:

    I believe that it is illegal to pull a trailer like this with a person inside. This is one reason why. Can you imagine going down the freeway and seeing this happen? Great balls of fire!!

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