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MIDDLETON, Wisconsin – Two of those who died in a Middleton crash on Saturday night were students at Middleton High School, an email sent by the district to parents confirms.
The third person to die was a Middleton alumnus, but the email did not specify where this student had most recently attended.
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The school says it plans to make arrangements for the students to mourn.
“Our hearts are heavy with this devastating news,” said the email, which was sent by Middleton High School principal Meg Shoemaker. “We know the only way to deal with this grief is to be together.”
Student services staff are available to students to provide bereavement counseling to anyone in need of support, the district said.
The district, like the medical examiner, has yet to identify the students who were killed.
The email sent to parents also said Homecoming activities were scheduled to begin Monday, but leaders said staff would meet with students on Sunday evening to discuss what it should look like under the circumstances.
“This is incredibly difficult news for all of us at MHS and our entire high school team is there to support all of the students,” the email read. “Our deepest condolences go out to all those who were touched by the untimely death of these students. “
Speaking to News 3 Now on Sunday afternoon, Sgt. John Matz of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office said it was too early to say whether the person who hit the three high school students will face charges. Matz also said it was too early to tell if alcohol or speed was a factor.
“It is a horribly tragic situation,” said Matz. “I hope for peace for people, family and friends because it is incredibly sad all around.”
West Mineral Point Road was closed for nearly seven hours after the crash.
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