The fatal wreck occurred on the southbound lanes near South Chase Avenue, shortly before 2:00 a.m.
According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the woman was driving northbound in the southbound lanes prior to colliding head-on with the teen’s vehicle.
Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Authorities diverted all southbound traffic at East Becher Street during the emergency response and investigation.
At around 7:30 a.m., about five hours later, the scene had cleared and all lanes were reopened.
At this time, it is unclear how the wrong-way driver had gotten on the highway or how long she had been traveling against traffic before the crash.
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