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Published June 07, 2012, 12:00 AM

I-94 truck crash near Roberts


Crews from Jerry's Inc., use the extended boom on a heavy wrecker to separate the overturned tractor from its twisted trailer on I-94 about 1:50 p.m., Thursday. Signage on the tractor indicated it was owned by Long Haul Trucking, Albertville, Minn.

  • Crews from Jerry's Inc., use the extended boom on a heavy wrecker to separate the overturned tractor from its twisted trailer on I-94 about 1:50 p.m., Thursday. Signage on the tractor indicated it was owned by Long Haul Trucking, Albertville, Minn.
  • One of two news helicopters hovered near the scene of a multi-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon that closed westbound I-94 for more than three hours. Eastbound traffic was also backed up more than five miles as it crawled past the scene and through a construction zone at the nearby Roberts exit.
  • Ahead of the accident location, traffic was being funneled to one lane. This view looks west from the Roberts overpass, about a quarter-mile before the crash scene.
  • Tow truck and rescue crews work to remove two crashed semi-trucks from the median of I-94 a mile east of the Roberts exit at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The crash happened at about 11:45 a.m.
  • An overturned semi flatbed trailer appeared to have been loaded with lumber.
  • Emergency responders work to remove an overturned semi-tractor from westbound I-94, as seen from a field on the north side of the freeway.
  • Jerry's Towing personnel work to clear an overturned semi-tractor from the freeway.
  • Traffic on I-94 eastbound backed up as drivers slowed to have a look at the crash. Westbound I-94 was closed for most of the afternoon.
  • The crash scene stretched a long distance on westbound I-94 about a mile west of the Roberts exit.