Posted: September 10, 2023
Updated: September 13, 2023
The Brillion News
Updated: The identity of the two people who passed away were Carla Ann Rivera, 21, from Menasha and Keegan Ann Grimm, 17, from Reedsville. The crash remained under investigation at the time of Manitowoc County's update.
TOWN OF CATO - Two people died in a crash on U.S. Highway 10 and County Highway G in the Town of Cato on Sunday morning.
Manitowoc County authorities responded to the scene at approximately 5:23 a.m. A 21-year-old woman from Menasha driving a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado going westbound on U.S. Highway 10 crossed the centerline and hit the A 17-year-old woman from Reedsville driving a 2010 Ford Escape going eastbound. There were no other occupants in either of the vehicles.
The 17-year-old woman was a student at Reedsville High School. The Reedsville School District will have grief counselors available for students this coming week starting Monday.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is completing a reconstruction of the crash. No further information is being released at this time as the crash remains under investigation.
The following departments assisted: Reedsville Fire Department, Reedsville First Responders, Valders Fire Department, Valders Ambulance, Manitowoc County Highway Department, ThedaStar, Hi-Way 42 Garage, Manitowoc County Coroner’s Office, Winnebago Medical Examiner’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol and Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch Center.
Reedsville Public Schools released the following statement:
Dear Reedsville Community,
This morning we received tragic news that one of our students, a high school senior, passed away in a motor vehicle accident. The Reedsville Community is devastated by this, and our deepest sympathies go out to the families most impacted by the heartbreaking news. Members of the crisis response team will be available to support students and staff beginning on Monday, and grief and counseling support will be available to any students in need.
As a result of this news, several events will need to be canceled or postponed during the school week. At this time, all extracurricular competitions scheduled for Monday, 9/11, and Tuesday, 9/12 have been canceled. Additionally, all events surrounding homecoming, including dress-up days, class activities, and the dance on Saturday 9/16, have been postponed. The 7th grade camp on Tuesday & Wednesday have been postponed, and athletic team pictures scheduled for Wednesday will be rescheduled.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Reedville Community during this incredibly difficult time. If you notice your child is struggling, please reach out and let us know so we can follow up with them during the school day.
Yours in Education,
The Brillion News would like to extend its deepest condolences.