Teens injured in crash in Brighton

/Earlene Frederick photo

Three teenagers were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Brighton this afternoon.

From a sheriff’s department statement:

On 12-07-12 at 1511 hours Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Kansasville Fire & Rescue and Salem Rescue to the 23000 block of STH 142 / Burlington Rd. for a serious injury accident. A red 1999 Volkswagen Passat, driven by a 16 year old female resident of The Town of Brighton, was Eastbound on STH 142 and failed to negotiate the curve in the 23000 block. The vehicle drove onto the shoulder of the road and then swerved back into the oncoming lane of traffic. The Passat was struck on the passenger side by a 2000 Chevrolet Astro Van. The Astro Van was Westbound, being driven by a 17 year old female resident of Trevor. The Astro Van also had a 15 year old resident of Trevor in the front passenger seat. The driver of the Passat sustained serious critical injuries and was taken by Flight for Life to Froedtert Medical Hospital in Milwaukee. That driver remained in critical condition at the time of this writing (approximately 8:46 p.m.). The 15 year old passenger of the Astro Van had to be extricated from the vehicle. The 15 year old passenger and 17 year old driver of the Astro Van were transported to Aurora Hospital for non-life threatening injuries and were later released. Speed does appear to be a factor in this crash. Names of the involved parties are being withheld at this time.

/Earlene Frederick photo



  1. Matt says:

    So tragic. I just hope everyone will be ok. Kids do dumb things…lord knows I’ve done things that I got away with and am lucky to be alive.

  2. Angela says:

    May we all learn from this traggic accident. Also keeping both families in prayer. What a painful and scaring thing to go through for this young lives.

  3. Linda says:

    It says nothing about these kids doing anything dumb. This was a tragic accident and nothing more. Hwy 142 has several curves, she “failed to negotiate” one of them, hit gravel and lost control. pray for her family as they go through this difficult time.

  4. Carrie says:

    Casey is my cousin’s daughter and my heart goes out to them. This is a tragic loss. Please pray for them.

  5. julie says:

    my thoughts and prdayers go outh to this family during this rough time.

  6. Jean says:

    I worked at Brighton Elementary where she attended grade school and knew this young girl. She was one of the sweetest kids, quite, always a smile on her face. Her kind heart will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to the family.

  7. savannah burm says:

    She was a close friend, and she was the sweetest girl in the world. I pray for her family,<3

  8. Karen colquhoun says:

    Casey was a wonderful young lady. I had the pleasure of working with Her. She will be greatly missed. Prayers from Me to Casey’s Family during this sad time. God Bless <3

  9. Sharon Carew says:

    My granddaughter saw the whole rescue from her window. ashe was a classmate and co worker of Casey and is deeply shaken up by this. My thoughts and prayers goes out to Casey’s family and friends.at this time of need and sorrow. I am from Florida and I still feel the grief they are going throught. I had a broghter killed in an accident when he was 17 and I still miss him daily. There are people with the family now but later things will go back to normal, but the need to have the companionship and comfort will still be there for a long while. Don’t leave them alone in there time of need. Sometimes words don’t have to be said, just a gentle hug and a big smile. Word of wisdom from someone who has been there, done that. Casey’s family and friends will continue to receive prayers and conversations with Casey for a long time. Cathi’s Grandma. God Bless.

  10. Amber says:

    i missu casey so much rip girl i really miss u i cant stop missing u i know ur looking down on me

  11. kelsey says:

    i was also in a car accident e few hours after that in the same city. Lost a dog in it.

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