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Semi-Truck Accident Claims Life of James Shearer, Injures Six Others on Interstate 94 in Western Wisconsin

Wilson, Wisconsin – On Monday, a fiery collision involving a semi-truck and multiple vehicles caused two fatalities and six injuries.

The incident took place on Interstate 94 near the bridge for Hwy. 128 south of Wilson, Wisconsin, when a semi-truck traveling at a high speed approached slower-moving traffic. The semi-truck plowed into the rear of a pickup truck and another semi, engulfing the semi and pickup truck in flames.

James Shearer, the pickup driver, lost his life at the scene along with the semi-truck driver who slammed into his truck.

We will update the details on this accident as they become available.

Thoughts on the Fiery Semitruck Accident

The video images of this accident are heart-wrenching to watch. Life’s fragility is on full display in the last seconds before the semi-truck slams into Mr. Shearer’s pickup truck. It also leaves us to wonder what went wrong here — what caused this senseless crash. Why did the semi-truck driver not adjust his speed to the current traffic conditions? Was he distracted? Asleep behind the wheel? Impaired? Or did the truck suffer a mechanical issue (mechanical failure, although unlikely, causes 10% of roadway accidents)? Only a thorough investigation can answer these difficult questions and determine all wrongdoers responsible for this accident. Those affected deserve answers and justice. My hope is they receive it.


The Ammons Law Firm represents clients nationwide in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation, with extensive experience in complex auto/tire defect and commercial vehicle cases.

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