Officials release new details after crash involving three vehicles on Hwy. 16; two people killed

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NASHTOAH — Officials in Waukesha County have provided an update on a crash involving three vehicles that occurred on Highway 16 near Highway C on Sunday evening, November 8th.

Officials say a Chevrolet Malibu was headed eastbound on Highway 16 when it left the roadway, crossed through the median into westbound traffic, and struck a Dodge Caravan head on.

The Malibu continued into the ditch, and came to rest upside down.

The Caravan came to rest in the westbound lanes of traffic, facing eastbound.

A Chevrolet Blazer was headed westbound on Highway 16, and the driver apparently didn’t see the Caravan which was disabled in traffic as a result of the prior collision. The Blazer then struck the Caravan head on.

The operator of the Malibu, identified as 24-year-old Kent Girmscheid of Pewaukee, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the Malibu.

The operator of the Caravan, a 68-year-old Watertown man, was taken to the hospital for treatment, and he was expected to survive.

His passenger, identified as 68-year-old Joann Elertson of Watertown, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The operator of the Blazer, a 37-year-old Oconomowoc woman, was taken to the hospital for treatment, and she was expected to survive.

This crash remains under investigation by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.


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