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Second person dies from injuries in Germantown crash caused by wrong-way driver

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Updated 2:00 p.m. on December 14, 2019

UPDATE: GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A second person has died following a three-way crash in Germantown.

Germantown Police confirm that 20-year-old Theodore Walters of West Bend died Wednesday, December 11 from injuries suffered in the December 8th crash.

Walters was a back seat passenger in the SUV that was driving the wrong way on the freeway before colliding with two other vehicles, police say.

An 18-year-old woman from West Bend who was in a vehicle that was struck died on the scene.

The driver of the SUV is still in the hospital.

No charges have been filed and the accident is still under investigation pending toxicology results.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story.

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GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- One person is dead and several others are injured after a wrong-way driver caused a three-vehicle crash on I-41 in Germantown. Authorities identified the victim as 18-year-old Shellie Becker of West Bend.

The Germantown Police Department received multiple 911 calls reporting a crash around 10:22 p.m. on I-41, just south of Holy Hill Road. 

First responders arrived on scene to find a three-vehicle crash with one vehicle on fire.

Preliminary police investigation shows that a Subaru SUV being operated by a 20-year-old Jackson man was driving on the wrong side of a divided highway. The Subaru collided with a northbound Chevrolet sedan being driven by an 18-year-old West Bend woman. A second northbound vehicle being driven by a 33-year-old Kakauna man then struck the Subaru.

The driver of the Subaru was extricated from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital with serious injuries. His 20-year-old passenger from West Bend was also extricated and taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries. An additional 21-year-old male passenger from Juneau was able to exit the vehicle and taken to a local hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

The 18-year-old driver of the Chevrolet Sedan was pronounced dead at the scene. Her 20-year-old male passenger was extricated from the vehicle and taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

The third involved vehicle was occupied by two adults and their four children, ages 10, 8, 6, and 4. None of the family members were injured in this crash.

I-41 was closed in both directions for three and a half hours but has now been reopened.

The investigation remains ongoing but alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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