Driver Falls 70 Feet Off Icy Highway Overpass in Milwaukee

Highway cameras in Milwaukee caught a pickup truck falling 70 feet after skidding off a highway overpass on Saturday, February 6.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation released footage of the dramatic incident, captured by a camera at the Interstate 94 and Zoo Interchange.

In the upper lefthand corner of the footage, a pickup truck can be seen breaching the overpass barrier and falling onto the highway beneath as cars drive by. The truck lands backwards but upright on its wheels on westbound I-94.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the incident occurred just before 10 am on Saturday morning.

The driver was conscious and unimpaired when other drivers and medics responded to the scene, and the motorist was taken to a local hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

The freeway was closed for a preliminary investigation, which found the driver lost control of the vehicle due to icy conditions. Credit: Wisconsin Department of Transportation via Storyful