Trucker Escapes Uninjured After Taking Gunfire Leaving 4 Bullet Holes in Semi
Milwaukee, WI – A trucker is very fortunate to escape uninjured after coming under a gunfire attack early Wednesday morning along Interstate 94 in Milwaukee.
As Transportation Nation Network (TNN) reported earlier today, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) said a tractor-trailer came under fire just after 2 a.m. on Wednesday along I-94 westbound.
Officials responded by closing westbound I-94 and diverting traffic from the interstate.
The closed portion of the interstate was reopened about two hours later.
On Wednesday afternoon, MCSO provided an update on the condition of the trucker and the status of the investigation.
Investigators say the truck driver indicated that as he was traveling in the westbound lanes of I-94 when he saw a passenger vehicle alongside swerve toward his truck.
He then described hearing four of five gunshots ring out.
The truck driver, whose identity has not been released, was not struck.
However, investigators said four bullet holes were found in the semi-truck.
This is the second gunshot attack a trucker has faced just this week and the third since last Saturday.
Michigan State Police (MSP) say a motorist fired shots at a big rig operating along Interstate 94 East near Exit 97 on Tuesday at approximately 1:30 p.m.
MSP said the offending vehicle drove along the right shoulder and illegally passed the tractor-trailer when a person fired into the passenger side door.
On Tuesday, TNN reported a truck driver was found shot to death inside his semi-truck parked along an Illinois interstate over the weekend.
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Also over the weekend, TNN reported about another recent incident in which a trucker came under a gunfire attack reportedly in Kansas City.
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TransportationNation.com will continue to follow this issue closely.