Teens, deputies injured in early a.m. fiery crash

Car hits parked squad on I-94; 17-year-old critically injured

Published On: Nov 01 2012 09:40:29 AM CDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2012 09:46:08 AM CDT
WAUKESHA, Wis. -

Authorities updated details in Thursday’s early morning crash in Waukesha County, amending the number of injured parties from three to four, adding the ages of the two teens involved and that deputies had pulled the teens from the fire.

Among the four injured in a fiery crash on Interstate 94 were the 18-year-old driver, two sheriff’s deputies and a 17-year-old passenger whose injuries were described as critical.

Waukesha County Sheriff's Deputy Inspector James Gumm said a vehicle crashed into a squad car parked in the interstate median about 3 a.m. Thursday and caught fire.

Gumm said two deputies rescued the 18-year-old driver and a 17-year-old unconscious passenger from the burning vehicle. The deputies were treated and released from a suburban Milwaukee hospital. Gumm said the teen passenger was transported by helicopter to Froedtert Hospital with critical injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to Waukesha Memorial with minor injuries. The State Patrol said the driver, from St. Francis, Wis., is suspected of driving while intoxicated.

The crash temporarily closed the interstate near Sunny Slope Road.