3 killed along Wisconsin freeway after getting out of their vehicles

Associated Press

Jefferson, Wisc. — Three people were struck and killed along the interstate in Jefferson County after they got out of their vehicles following a crash, according to sheriff's officials.

A vehicle pulling a cargo trailer was traveling west when it veered out of control and crashed into a guardrail on Interstate 94 early Wednesday morning. A second vehicle crashed into the first vehicle pulling the trailer. A third vehicle at the scene passed by, but then backtracked to give aid.

Authorities say the three drivers got out of their vehicles and were struck and killed by a fourth vehicle.

Officials say they are not pursuing criminal charges against the driver of the fourth vehicle at this time, calling it a ” tragic accident,” WTMJ-TV reported.