20 Milwaukee students injured after semi crashes into school bus

Published: May. 23, 2018 at 9:01 PM CDT
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Twenty people were hurt after a tractor trailer slammed into the back of a school bus full of students.

It happened on I-39 near Lodi in Columbia County, Wisconsin around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

The bus was heading northbound when the driver pulled over on the shoulder of the road due to a mechanical issue. It was carrying 33 students and staff from a Milwaukee area private school.

A semi truck crashed into the rear end of the bus while the bus was parked on the shoulder.

At the time, officers were trying to locate the semi because of 911 calls that it was driving erratically. The driver of the semi reportedly works for Dahl Trucking, based in North Dakota.

Of the 20 injuries, four of them were serious, including two people who were evacuated from the scene on a medical flight helicopter.

A bus was sent from Milwaukee to pick up the remaining passengers.


The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating the crash.