Suspect sought in hit-and-run that injured 6 in Salem Lakes; 17-year-old best friends among the victims

Robert Faber

Robert Faber

SALEM -- Kenosha County sheriff's officials on Wednesday, Aug. 14 announced detectives identified the suspect in a head-on, hit-and-run crash that left six people injured early Saturday, Aug. 10 in Salem Lakes. However, the man is not in custody.

Sheriff's officials identified the suspect as Robert Faber, 27, of Salem Lakes.

Officials said warrants were issued for Faber's arrest.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. on 259th Avenue near 93rd Street.

The head-on crash involved an Infiniti that was headed northbound and a Kia that was headed southbound. Sheriff's officials said the driver of the Infiniti fled the scene before first responders arrived.

Two of the six patients were ultimately taken to the hospital by Flight for Life -- Lacie Klie and Baylie Norton, both 17, have been in the hospital ever since.

Lacie Klie and Baylie Norton

"Lacie and Baylie have been the best of friends for years," said Jodie Klie, Lacie's stepmother. "They're basically sisters...there's not a thing they don't do together."

FOX6 News spoke with Jodie Klie Wednesday as the two young women continued to fight for their lives in neighboring hospitals.

"It's just one thing we wish wasn't on their list of things they did together," said Klie.

Lacie Klie and Baylie Norton

"I can't think of anything else worse -- looking at your child fighting for their life," said Brian Klie, Lacie's father.

Lacie Klie and Baylie Norton

Baylie Norton was being treated at Froedtert Hospital, while Lacie Klie was being treated at Children's Hospital, according to their families.

"Could have taken one of the most precious things in my life, and that is my children," said Frank Norton, whose daughter is Baylie Norton. "[We] immediately prayed to the Lord that he looks over them. That's all I could do."

The families said the girls don't remember much from the crash, and that they will continue focusing on their recovery.

"Our focus doesn't have anything to do with him. Our focus has to do with our daughter. I believe that people should be accountable for their actions," he said.

One of the young women was expected to be released from the hospital Thursday, while the other has a long road to recovery. Lacie's family has started a GoFundMe to help with ongoing expenses.

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