WEDNESDAY 10/13/2021 9:24 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Dane County Sheriff’s Department has recommended prosecutors file homicide charges in connection with a two-car crash that left three teenagers dead.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the sheriff’s department has recommended charges of second-degree reckless homicide, homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle and second-degree reckless endangerment against a 30-year-old Madison man.
A sheriff’s spokeswoman says the man was speeding when he rear-ended the teenagers’ car in the town of Middleton on Oct. 2.
The impact sent the teenagers’ car into a field, where it caught fire.
Killed were Simon Bilessi, Evan Kartochwill and Jack Miller.
UPDATE: Three victims of deadly Dane County crash were students
MONDAY 10/4/2021 7:28 a.m.
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The three victims who died in a fiery weekend crash in Dane County have been identified as two Middleton High School seniors and a former student, according to an email the principal sent to parents.
Authorities have not released their names. Sheriff’s officials say a vehicle rear-ended another vehicle in the town of Middleton Saturday about 10:15 p.m.
The vehicle that was struck ended up in a farm field and became engulfed in flames. The three occupants in that vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
About 100 students and staff gathered in the bleachers outside the school for a vigil Sunday. Grief counselors will be available throughout the week to support students and staff.
ORIGINAL: Three killed, one injured in fiery crash in Dane County
SUNDAY 10/3/2021 3:39 p.m.
TOWN OF MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials say three people have died in a fiery crash in Dane County.
A preliminary investigation shows an eastbound vehicle struck another vehicle from behind in the Town of Middleton Saturday about 10:15 p.m.
The impact sent the vehicle that was struck into a farm field where it became engulfed in flames. Authorities say the three occupants in that vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.
The other vehicle ended up in the ditch. The driver, the sole occupant, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, that are not believed to be life-threatening. The victims have not yet been identified.