TOWN OF YORK (WKOW) -- Two Waterloo residents were injured in a single vehicle crash that shut down a highway for several hours Saturday night in the town of York.
The Dane County Sheriff's Office says 79-year-old Gerald Turley failed to negotiate a curve while driving southbound on State Highway 37 around 5:45 p.m. Saturday. The car ended up leaving the roadway and hit a tree.
Turley and his passenger, 70-year-old Karen Turley had to be extricated from the vehicle. Gerald Turley was transported to UW Hospital by Med Flight with life-threatening injuries. His condition was upgraded on Monday morning.
Karen Turley was transported to UW Hospital by Marshall EMS with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Gerald Turley is facing a tentative charge for Operating While Intoxicated, Causing Injury. He was also cited for Failure to Maintain Control.
The crash remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff's Office.