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Two hurt, one arrested after three-vehicle crash at WIS 175 at Vliet Street

The crash closed northbound lanes for approximately three hours on Saturday.
Posted at 1:42 PM, Jan 14, 2023

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Two people are hurt and a third person is in custody following a three-car crash that closed all northbound lanes on WIS 175 at Vliet Street on Saturday afternoon.

Lanes were closed, shortly after 1:00 p.m. and remained closed for several hours. The scene has since been cleared and reopened.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's office said a 53-year-old woman driving a car struck an SUV driven by a 40-year-old man. That man veered toward the median wall and was hit by a third vehicle before that third vehicle also struck the wall head-on.

The sheriff's office said the driver of the third vehicle, a 24-year-old man, was taken to the hospital with at least one broken rib, and neck, back, and head pain. The driver of the struck vehicle, the 40-year-old man, was transported with multiple broken ribs, and neck, back and head pain, and is listed in “critically stable condition.”

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the driver of the first vehicle that caused the crash, the 53-year-old woman, was not hurt and was taken into custody. She is being charged with Operating After Suspension and three counts of Causing Great Bodily Harm.

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