17-year-old Franklin High School student killed in Muskego UTV crash

MUSKEGO, Wis. (CBS 58) — Days away from starting what could have been her senior year of high school, a 17-year-old girl has now died after a UTV crash on Saturday night.

Muskego Police responded to the accident on Union Church Drive where the teenager died from a head injury.

The Franklin Public School District identified the teenager only by her first name, Natalie, at Franklin High School. They want their students to know that bereavement counseling is available for those who need it.

“Around 7 p.m. Sunday night we received a call about a UTV accident,” said Lt. Andrew Kraus of the Muskego Police Department.

Muskego police attended the scene on Union Church Drive where they found the 17-year-old UTV passenger dead of head injuries on private property. Lt. Kraus says she wasn’t wearing a helmet.

“People under 18 must use a helmet, and UTVs have seat belts, they must use those seat belts when operating,” Kraus said.

At Franklin High School, the administration begins the grieving process.

“Our hearts go out to the families and our entire community who are affected by this tragic event which claimed the life of one of our students. For the remainder of the week, our Student Services staff will be providing staff support, to students and families at Franklin High School,” Superintendent Annalee Bennin said in a statement.

School officials said that starting Monday through Tuesday, they will be holding counseling services at the high school from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and if anyone wants to know more about counseling options, he must call her.

Meanwhile, Franklin Public Schools released the following statement:

“Our hearts go out to the families and our entire community who are affected by this tragic event which claimed the life of one of our students. For the remainder of the week, our Student Services staff will provide support to Franklin High School staff, students and families. We join our community in supporting families during this difficult time and offer our deepest condolences. »

Martha K. Merrill