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3 hurt, including child, after vehicle split in half on Highway 145 in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE — Three people are hurt, including a child, following a single-vehicle crash that happened on WIS 145 near West Silver Spring Drive Tuesday night, Feb. 19. The force of the crash split the vehicle in half — with part of the debris landing on the opposite side of the highway.

Deputies with the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene around 11:19 p.m.

A female passenger was seriously injured and remains in critical condition. A child is also being treated for injuries.

Officials say the male driver sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated and taken into custody by the sheriff’s office. He’s being held on two counts of first-degree reckless injury and two counts of operating with a suspended license, causing great bodily harm.

All lanes were temporarily blocked in both directions on WIS 145 from I-41/45 to 76th Street early Wednesday morning due to the crash.

Crash on Highway 145 near 91st Street

Crash on Highway 145 near 91st Street

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating to determine what led up to the crash.

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