Driver dead after car hits tree in Waukesha

CREATED Mar 26, 2014

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WAUKESHA -- A Helenville woman was pronounced dead at the scene after police found her inside a car that had struck a large tree.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department said the accident happened around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday on Merrill Hills Road south of Kame Terrace in Waukesha. 

Initial investigation indicates the driver didn't notice a slight curve on the road, which ran her off the roadway and into the tree.

It is unknown if there were any other contributing factors to the crash. 

This incident remains under investigation.