SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - Drivers and passengers escaped life-threatening injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 57 in northern Sheboygan County late Friday afternoon.
The sheriff's office was initially sent on 911 calls of a crash with six cars involved on Highway 57 at County Road A in Rhine, near Elkhart Lake.
Deputies found three cars and a pickup truck with a car-hauling trailer. The crash happened at about 4:30 Friday.
The sheriff's office says at this point in the investigation it looks like three of the vehicles were going south on Highway 57. The car in front slowed down to turn at County Road A, as did the second car following the first. The pickup truck crashed into the back of the second car, sending that car spinning into the path of an oncoming car.
The pickup truck continued on and struck the first car. At that point, the trailer came off the truck.
The sheriff's office says Alvin Testroete, 25, from Hilbert was the driver of the pickup truck. He was cited for inattentive driving. Testroete was taken to the St. Elizabeth Hospital.
The two passengers in the pickup truck were a 28-year-old man and 20-year-old woman.
Six people were transported to hospitals in Sheboygan and Appleton.
The drivers of the other three cars were also taken to the hospital.
The highway was closed for four hours to investigate the crash and reopened shortly after 9 p.m.