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Wisconsin State Patrol trooper killed in Sauk County crash

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UPDATE (WKOW) --- Officials say they are still investigating what happened moments before the Wisconsin State Trooper went off the road and hit a tree Tuesday morning.

The Sauk County officials say that Trooper Anthony Borostowski was parked in a median moments before the crash which leads them to believe he may have been after a violator of some sort.  The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Witnesses say they did not see any lights or hear sirens from the Trooper's vehicle at the time of the crash.

There is no dash cam video available, as officials say the car was an older model and did not have a camera in it.

Officials ask if you saw anything in this area at the time of the crash to please call their tip line. 1-888-TIP-SAUK.

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UPDATE (WKOW) --- The identity of a Wisconsin State Patrol Trooper who was killed in a crash on Interstate 90/94 in Sauk County has been identified.

Trooper Anthony J. Borostowski of Tomah died after his patrol car struck a tree Tuesday morning.

When officials arrived at the scene of the crash, they saw the on-duty Trooper was involved.

The initial investigation revealed Borostowski was traveling eastbound on I-90/94 at mile marker 89.8 when he lost control of his patrol car, entered the ditch and struck a tree.  

Trooper Borostowski was pronounced dead at the scene.

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement after learning about Borostowski's death: 

“Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of Anthony Borostowski who passed away early this morning in the line of duty. Anthony was an outstanding trooper and staff sergeant in the Wisconsin National Guard. I had the honor of meeting him in 2015 when he received the Wisconsin State Patrol’s Lifesaving Award for saving a man’s life by performing CPR. Tonette and I send our prayers to Anthony’s family as they grieve the loss of their loved one. Anthony will never be forgotten.”

Governor Walker is expected to give an executive order of lowering the American and Wisconsin flags to half-staff to honor Trooper Borostowski.

WKOW spoke with Jim Palmer of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association and he gave the following statement:

On behalf of Wisconsin's law enforcement community, we are saddened to learn that another Wisconsin officer has died in the line of duty. This is the third Wisconsin officer to pay the ultimate sacrifice in the last six months, and the 36th officer to die in the line of duty this year. With a 45% increase in the number of traffic-related officer fatalities, today's tragic loss is a painful reminder of the many perils intrinsic to the law enforcement profession.Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy, as well as to all of the dedicated men and women still working to keep our state safe. May God bless them and protect them as they protect us.

We will continue to update as we learn more.

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UPDATE (WKOW) --- All lanes are now clear.   Officials plan to release information today on the crash.  We are at the media location now in Lake Delton to learn more.  Stay here and to 27 News for the latest.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has released an alternate route for anyone traveling on I-90 in Sauk County Tuesday morning:

Alternate Route: Exit on WIS 13. Go east on WIS 13 to US 12. Go south on US 12 back to I-90/I94.

All eastbound lanes of I-90 between mile marker 87 and 92 are still closed.

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SAUK COUNTY (WKOW) -- All lanes of eastbound I-90 are closed for five miles in Sauk County because of an early morning crash.

The crash happened just before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday near mile marker 87, between Lake Delton and Wisconsin Dells. The Sauk County communications center tells 27 News the crash is a rollover, but there are no further details.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says all eastbound lanes of I-90/94 between mile marker 87 and mile marker 92 are closed at this time.

27 News has a crew on its way and we'll update you with new information on Wake Up Wisconsin and at wkow.com.

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