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I-41 reopens after hit-and-run, suspect hid in stranger’s home

Crash on I-41
Crash on I-41(WBAY)
Published: May. 21, 2022 at 6:58 PM CDT|Updated: May. 22, 2022 at 10:58 AM CDT
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GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (WBAY) - The Grand Chute Police Department (GCPD) received word of a hit-and-run crash on I-41 Saturday.

Officers responded to I-41 northbound at Lynndale Drive around 6 p.m., according to Lieutenant James Shepherd.

Shepherd said a witness reported the hit-and-run suspect ran from their car once it stopped.

An unknown person entered someone’s home in the 3900 block of Fox Glove Ln. after the hit-and-run. GCPD officers entered and found the suspect hiding. They were taken into custody and identified as the driver of the hit-and-run vehicle.

Police identified the suspect as a 30-year-old Fox Valley resident. She was arrested and taken to the Outagamie County Jail for Burglary, Possession of Narcotic Drugs, Possession of Prescription Drugs without a Valid Prescription, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Felony Bail Jumping and a Probation Hold. She also got criminal citations for hit and run and operating after revocation.

No injuries were reported.

The crash closed all I-41 northbound lanes at Northland Avenue around 5:50 p.m. until 7:16 p.m.

The Grand Chute Police Department was assisted by deputies from the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Office, Troopers from the Wisconsin State Patrol, as well as Paramedics and Firefighters from Gold Cross Ambulance Service and Grand Chute Fire Department.

INITIAL REPORT: All lanes of I-41 Northbound are closed at Northland Avenue due to a crash.

The Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department is handing the incident. They estimate the closure will last around 2 hours.

WBAY news staff can see a vehicle and police on I-41 near Lynndale Road.

The Wisconsin DOT’s 511 cameras show traffic backed up and merging into one lane.

I-41 at Northland Ave
I-41 at Northland Ave(Wisconsin DOT)
I-41 closed at Northland Avenue
I-41 closed at Northland Avenue(WBAY)

WBAY will update this report as details emerge.

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