Driver killed in fiery crash on I-41 in Grand Chute

First responders at the scene of a vehicle fire on I-41. May 21, 2021.
First responders at the scene of a vehicle fire on I-41. May 21, 2021.(Wisconsin Department of Transportation)
Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 5:11 AM CDT
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A driver died in a fiery crash on I-41 in Grand Chute early Friday.

At about 1 a.m., Grand Chute Police responded to a crash involving an SUV and large box truck on the interstate near College Avenue.

The SUV caught fire. Officers and a bystander used extinguishers to put out the fire. The driver of the SUV was found dead inside the vehicle.

The driver of the box truck was taken to a hospital for injuries.

No names were released.

A second crash happened as a result of the original crash, police say. Drivers from both vehicles in the second crash were taken to hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.

The northbound lanes of I-41 were closed for about eight hours for reconstruction and investigation. Northbound lanes reopened to traffic at about 9 a.m.

The investigation into the crash continues. If you have information, call Grand Chute Police.


A stretch of I-41 north has reopened in Grand Chute after an overnight vehicle fire.

The northbound lanes were shut down between College and Wisconsin for much of the morning.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the incident happened at 1 a.m. The northbound lanes reopened at 9 a.m.

Action 2 News is working to get more information about what happened.

Action 2 News will continue to update this story.


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