Waukesha wrong-way crash on STH 16; 1 dead, 1 injured

A 19-year-old woman was killed in a car crash Saturday, Feb. 18 on eastbound State Highway 16 in Waukesha.

Police said several witnesses saw one vehicle enter the eastbound lanes of State Highway 16 from State Highway 83 going westbound the wrong way around 2:30 p.m. The vehicle collided with another vehicle in the eastbound lanes of traffic.

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The driver of the wrong-way vehicle was a 47-year-old woman from Sullivan. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The woman who was killed was identified as Brooklyn Gridley from Dousman. Police had to extricate her, and she was flown to the hospital, where she passed away as a result of her injuries.