Teen Killed in Highway 60 Crash
JACKSON - Kurstin M. Reeves, 15, from West Bend, died in a two vehicle crash Thursday evening on Highway 60 at Highway G in the Town of Jackson.
Four other people were hurt in the accident, two of them with serious injuries.
Reeves was a passenger in the rear seat of a Buick Century. She was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from vehicle. Reeves was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital West Bend with internal injuries. A Flight For Life helicopter responded to the hospital but did not transport. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Buick was southbound on Highway G approaching Highway 60 at 5:35 p.m.
A witness told investigators that the Buick stopped at the southbound stop sign and then proceeded into the intersection, into the path of a westbound minivan. The Buick was hit broadside, ejecting two of the three rear seat passengers.
In addition to Reeves, Justin J. Schwechel, 18, of Slinger was also ejected from Buick. He was taken to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa by a Flight For Life helicopter with internal injuries. Schwechel was not wearing a seat belt.
The third back seat passenger, Johnny Bennett, 18, of Germantown, was taken by ambulance to St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was later transferred to Froedtert with internal injuries. According to investigators, Bennett wasn't using a seat belt.
A front seat passenger, Sharon A. Wilbur, 20, of West Bend, was treated and released from the hospital. She was using her seatbelt.
The Buick's driver, Darris L. Nash, 19, of Germantown, was also wearing a seatbelt and was not injured.
The minivan's driver, Kyle W. Greenhow, 34, of Jackson, was using his seatbelt and suffered only minor injuries.
Failure to yield right of way is a primary contributing factor in this accident, according to the sheriff's department.
No charges or citations have been issued pending completion of the investigation.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor.
This is Washington County’s 14th traffic fatality in 2009.