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Delafield authorities reconstructing crash scene that killed two teens

Shelley Walcott

Delafield authorities reconstructing crash scene that killed two teens

CREATED Jul. 26, 2012 - UPDATED: Jul. 26, 2012

DELAFIELD- Still more questions than answers in Delafield as police try to figure out what caused an accident that killed two teenagers.

Patty Koglin's daughter was friends with the teens in the car crash.  She told TODAY'S TMJ4's Shelley Walcott, "It's a great loss for the kids."

Early Tuesday, Delafield police were called to a single car crash at the corner of Nagawicka Road and Faire Lakes Parkway.  18-year-olds Kody Koepke and Timothy Peters, died at the scene. Their friend, 18-year-old Ian Glidden, is in critical condition.

Koglin says her daughter has been thinking nonstop about her friends: "She tells me that they were boys that were always fun.  Always smiling.  Always made everybody smile."

There's been a steady flow of people at accident site. Even one of the first responders stopped by.  He said he just wanted to see the scene of the accident one more time.

Delafield Police Chief Scott Taubel says speed is believed to be a factor in the crash.  It will take several weeks before toxicology results are in.  Meantime, investigators are busy reconstructing the accident:

"We have investigators that are trying to talk to friends, acquaintances and that to try to go back over a 24, 48 hour time period to try and see where they were before that accident and what that led up to."

Arrowhead High School will be offering counseling.  The two victims make five students from that school to die within 13 months.
 
Parents like Koglin hope other young people will learn from this tragedy, so the teens lives weren't in vain.  "They need to drive carefully.  They really do.  They're not experienced drivers.  And they just need to be so careful."

 

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