Woman dies after vehicle strikes tree in Town of Waukesha

Incident was on Merrill Hills Road

March 26, 2014

A 37-year-old woman from Helenville died after her vehicle hit a tree in an early-morning crash in the Town of Waukesha. 

The crash occurred at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday when the woman's vehicle hit the tree head-on on Merrill Hills Road, south of Kame Terrace. 

According to Lt. Bryan Ulm of the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, the car had severe front-end damage and the lone occupant was found unresponsive and trapped in the car.

She was pronounced dead at the scene, Ulm said in a news release.

The initial investigation indicates the car was traveling northbound on Merrill Hills Road and after cresting a hill, it appears the driver failed to negotiate the slight right curve and crossed the southbound lane, left the roadway and struck the large tree, Ulm said in a news release. 

"It is unknown at this point if there were any other contributing factors to the crash," said Ulm, adding the crash remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.

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