Delavan girl, 11, killed, teen critically injured in Whitewater crash
The scene of a fatal crash Oct. 24, 2012 near Wisconsin Highway 89 and Island Drive near Whitewater. Photo by Margaret Plevak/staff.
WHITEWATER TOWNSHIP -- An 11-year-old Delavan girl died at the scene of a crash that occurred at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday on Wisconsin Highway 89, south of Island Road in the town of Whitewater, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office. (MAP)
Sheriff's deputies were notified of a single-vehicle crash, and found a 2003 Nissan Sentra had left Highway 89 and struck a utility pole, ending up severely damaged.
The release said the driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old female, had exited the vehicle.
Two female passengers, one 17 and the 11-year-old were trapped with critical injuries and had to be extricated.
The 17-year-old was in the front passenger seat. The 11-year-old was in the back seat.
The 17-year-old passenger was transported by Flight For Life to an area hospital, but her status is not known at this time.
The names of all three juveniles have not yet been released, according to the release.
Highway 89 was shut down for about three hours during the crash investigation.
The Walworth County Crash Investigation Unit was part of the investigation, which remains ongoing.