A 59-year-old Holmen man was killed Friday night when his westbound car wound up in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 90 with its headlights off, setting off a four-vehicle accident and closing two lanes of the interstate for five hours.
Larry A. Felber was killed in the accident, which occurred shortly before 5:30 p.m. between exits 3 and 4 near Onalaska, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.
Felber’s sedan was westbound in the eastbound lanes west of Hwy. 53 when it struck a cable barrier in the median, re-entered the eastbound lane and collided head-on with an eastbound car driven by Dennis A. Bracco, 65, of Oak Park, Ill., according to the patrol.
Bracco received non-life-threatening injuries, troopers said.
Bracco’s vehicle then collided with a car driven by Dennis A. Compos, 26, of La Crosse, and his car collided with a car driven by Tristan J. Cleveland, 19, from Sparta.
The state patrol is continuing to investigate, and conducted an accident reconstruction that forced closure of two eastbound lanes Friday night.
They were assisted by Onalaska police, La Crosse County sheriff’s deputies, Onalaska firefighters and the La Crosse County Highway Department.