One dead following single-vehicle crash near Artesian & Scenic

BIG BEND -- One person was killed in a single-vehicle traffic accident early Monday morning, November 12th.

Officials say the vehicle struck a utility pole around 12:19 a.m. near Artesian Ave. just east of Scenic Drive in the Village of Big Bend. Police say the 20-year-old female driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The initial investigation indicates that the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Artesian Ave. from Scenic Drive when the driver lost control, left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

The crash severely damaged the vehicle and utility pole. Officials said the pole was hanging by a wire, but there were no power outages as a result of the crash. We Energies was on the scene repairing the pole.

No other details have been released at this time -- including the name of the victim or the cause of the crash.

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