Richland County Sheriff James J. Bindl has released the names of the persons involved in a rollover crash Saturday that claimed the lives of two Richland Center area girls.
At 2:36 p.m. on Saturday, the Richland County Communications Center received word of a one vehicle accident on County Hwy. A, west of State Hwy. 80 in Dayton Township. Emergency crews responded and found a 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier in the south ditch at that location.
As a result of the crash, 16-year-old MaKenzie C. Foust of Richland Center and 17-year-old Brooklyn M. Lindvig of rural Richland Center were both pronounced dead at the scene by a Richland County Deputy Coroner.
A passenger in the vehicle, 18-year-old Jacob R. Logterman of Richland Center, was transported by Richland County EMS to The Richland Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Assisting the Sheriff’s Department at the scene was Richland County EMS, Richland Center Fire Department, Baraboo EMS, the Richland County Coroners Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The Richland School District had counselors and staff available on Monday to assist students in light of the tragedy.
“It is with deep sadness that we need to inform you about an unfortunate event affecting our school community,” Richland Center High School administrators posted on the school’s Facebook page on Sunday. “We are sad to announce that on Saturday afternoon there was a serious car accident involving three of our Richland Center High School students, resulting in two fatalities: junior Brooklyn Lindvig and sophomore Makenzie Foust. The third student, junior Jacob Logterman, is in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No drugs or alcohol are reportedly involved.
“The school’s crisis team has been meeting to establish supports for students and staff. On Monday school will be in session for all students. High school students will start the day with an all student-body meeting in the auditorium, followed by a brief homeroom time for further student assistance. Then the standard school day will proceed with an adjusted schedule. As needed, any student will be allowed to meet with counselors throughout the entire school day.”