One dead following single-vehicle crash in Waukesha County

WAUKESHA CO. (WITI) -- The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department and the Town of Waukesha Fire Department responded to a fatal vehicle vs. tree crash on Merrill Hills Road just south of Kame Terrace early Wednesday morning, March 26th.

When officials arrived on scene they found a car that had struck a tree head-on.

Authorities say the vehicle had severe front-end damage and the lone occupant, a 37-year-old Helenville woman, was found unresponsive and trapped in the car.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial investigation indicates the car was traveling northbound on Merrill Hills Road when the crash occurred.

According to officials, it appears the driver failed to negotiate a slight right curve, causing her to cross the southbound lane, leave the roadway and strike a tree.

It is unknown at this point if there were any other contributing factors to the crash.

The incident remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.