UPDATE: Shorewood teen killed in Dane County crash, sister still in hospital

Updated: 11:22 a.m. April 1, 2019

SHOREWOOD, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A letter from the Shorewood School District Superintendent has identified the two Shorewood teens involved in a deadly crash near Cottage Grove. 

According to the letter, 17-year-old Megan Frieseke was killed in the crash. The district says her sister, who is also 17, is still in the hospital.

The school district is offering extra support for students at the high school throughout the week. 

Wisconsin State Patrol says a vehicle traveling west lost control, went through the median, and hit the eastbound Toyota Highlander that the sisters were riding in. The driver of the Highlander and another passenger were each taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle was also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

The crash is still under investigation. 


Posted: 6:25 p.m. March 31, 2019

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Late Sunday morning, March 31, around 11 a.m. Wisconsin State Troopers were called to a three-car crash on I-94 east near Cottage Grove in Dane County.

According to troopers, a Ford Focus and Honda Pilot were driving west on I-94 when the Pilot lost control and went through the median hitting a Toyota Highlander driving east. 

The Pilot and Focus were only occupied by their driver but the Highlander had four people including the driver, three of which are from Shorewood.

The driver of the Pilot was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Focus was not injured. A 17-year-old girl from Shorewood riding in the Highlander died on scene. Another 17-year-old girl in the Highlander from Shorewood was also taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. A 23-year-old male driver of the car and a 23-year-old female passenger were both taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Part of I-94 was shut down for three and a half hours while the crash was being investigated.

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