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Wisconsin School Grieves for Nine Students Involved in Car Accident

Posted on Feb 13, 2012

Three young women were killed and another six injured while driving on Beechnut Road in Campbellsport, Wisconsin at 3:30 A.M. Saturday, February 4. Two girls were killed on the scene, while a third died later of her injuries.

Authorities have deduced that speeding and lack of seat belts were factors in the crash, and have spoken with the driver, 18-year-old Carly Ottery, who is in satisfactory condition along with 18-year-old Haley Fricke. Others involved in the crash are unable to give statements due to their medical conditions, but have the support of their school behind them as they recover. The four girls who are currently in serious condition are Allie Adams, 16; Jessica Harbin. 16; Terresa Flood, 16; and Kasandra Anderson, 17. 

Says Sgt. Ryan Waldschmidt of the Fond du Lac Sheriff’s Department: “We’re still trying to determine how many were and were not wearing seat belts. It hasn’t been fully determined why they were out at that hour of the night.”

The girls were all soccer players at Campbellsport High School, and the school is reeling from its loss while hoping for the recovery of the remaining six girls. Friends have started a memorial page on Facebook, and love and support for families of the victims has been unending. 

Students and families held a candlelight vigil in the courtyard of Campbellsport High School Sunday night in memory of the three girls who lost their lives in the accident.

The Appleton lawyers of Hupy and Abraham extend their thoughts and condolences to the families and friends of all nine young ladies during this incredibly tragic time. 

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