Posted on Feb 17, 2012

A crash involving two cars near Milwaukee in New Berlin, Wisconsin has left three people dead and another two injured as of February 13, 2012. The crash occurred in the morning on Sunday, February 12.

The crash took place when a Chrysler 300 containing one person — initially and erroneously thought to have held two passengers — exited off Sunny Slope Road and  struck a Ford Focus sports utility vehicle holding four people. The Ford was stopped on Glencove Parkway at the time of the collision.

Of the four people in the stopped vehicle, only one survived the collision. New Berlin residents Thomas Wagner and his wife Catherine were killed on impact, along with Thomas’ sister, Patricia White of Milwaukee. Thomas’ brother, William Wagner, was the only survivor from the stopped Ford, and was transported by helicopter to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa. The driver of the Chrysler that hit the stopped car was tranported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital, and is in stable condition.

The family was en route to a birthday party in Fort Atkinson at the time of the accident, and leaves behind a distraught community and heartbroken family members. Marilyn Mueller Erman mourns her son, daughter, and daughter-in-law.

The investigation into the case is ongoing, as the district attorney of Waukesha County continues to study the case. It has been confirmed by authorities that drugs and alcohol played no part in the collision. 

The attorneys at the Milwaukee offices of Hupy and Abraham extend their deepest condolences to the family of those killed in the crash, and hope for a speedy recovery for both the survivors of this tragic accident.

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