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Waukesha Co. sheriff: Suspect in custody after fleeing scene of serious crash in Merton

WAUKESHA COUNTY — One person was taken into custody after sheriff’s officials say they fled the scene of a serious crash in Merton.

The crash happened near Hartling Road and Ridgeview Lane on Friday night, Sept. 7 — shortly before 10:30 p.m.

When first responders arrived, they found a vehicle with severe damage, with a 46-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man inside. The man was taken to the hospital via Flight for Life, with critical injuries, and the woman was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

An initial investigation revealed a second vehicle involved in the crash had left the scene. That vehicle was located in a driveway a short distance from the crash scene, with damage consistent to the crash. The 40-year-old man who was allegedly driving was arrested.

An investigation is ongoing.