Second child has died from injuries in Marathon County rollover crash
Town of Easton (WAOW) -
The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a second child has died from injuries suffered in Friday's rollover crash on Highway 52 in the Town of Easton, involving 10 young people.
Family members told Newsline 9 that one of the victims was 12-year-old Reighlee Stevenson of Oshkosh who was in the area visiting family friends.
While devastated, her uncles says he's thankful for the quick action of the first responders and the good Samaritans who helped.
Hospital officials say four others remain at area hospitals with two still in critical condition.
Marathon County Sheriff's officials say on Friday, 10 young people were on their way to the Dells of Eau Claire on Highway 52 when their SUV rolled over.
People are visiting the crash scene to pay their respects to the young victim.
On Saturday, friends of the injured gathered at the scene. Some left flowers and crosses to mark the area.
Christina Harris of Antigo left a cross at the crash site. She says it will mark a day she won't soon forget.
"I stopped and then I saw some of the kids, running to the cars and running to the roads calling for help," said Harris. "I immediately went into action, did the best I could. I did CPR for quite awhile. I hope to never see anything like this again. It was a very, very sad sad morning."
Friends say they want to show their support for those still in the hospital.
"We have to keep on letting people know about this tragic accident and things that benefit that could come from this experience," said Javon Parks, a friend. "They have to keep their heads up, keep praying and I hope they get better."
Friends of those injured in the crash tell me there will be a candlelight vigil on Monday at 8:30 p.m.
They say it will be held at Wausau's 400 Block.
The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says more details about the crash will be released Monday.