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Saturday, March 6th, 2021Three arrested for suspected drunken driving when a multi-car crash after bar close Saturday left a SUV in flames
A crash early Sunday in Mount Pleasant involving three vehicles ended with a GMC Yukon engulfed in flames and three drivers arrested for suspected OWI.
The accident happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, just after Wisconsin bar close, near the intersection of Highway 11 and 32.
According to police, a 2011 Ford F250 pick-up truck was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Highway 32. A 2000 GMC Yukon SUV was traveling northbound on Highway 32 and observed the truck's headlights in its lane.
The driver of the GMC Yukon attempted to prevent a collision but was unsuccessful, police said, and the vehicles collided head-on.
Shortly after, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling northbound on Highway 32 and crashed into the stalled vehicles. The GMC Yukon burst into flames.
The driver of that vehicle had left the scene before police arrived and was later located at Ascension Hospital. Police confirmed the engulfed vehicle was unoccupied when they arrived.
The driver of the Ford F250 and the driver of the Chevrolet Equinox also showed signs of impairment and were arrested for operating a motor vehicle while impaired.
The driver of the GMC Yukon also showed signs of impairment and was subsequently arrested for an OWI.
Police shut down both northbound lanes and one southbound lane on Highway 32 because of the incident. All three vehicles were removed by towing companies.
The scene was cleared around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.