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Couple killed in OWI crash remembered

Posted at 5:21 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 08:36:39-05

GREEN BAY, Wis.- On the corner of Oakwood Drive and Packerland Drive in Green Bay sits a small memorial among the rubble of a deadly crash that took the lives of two people.

The memorial marks the spot where police say a drunk driver killed Jim and Wendy Rush of Pulaski who were out for a date night Friday night.  The accident is leaving their two teenaged children without parents.

"It was senseless and it's extremely difficult," said Pulaski high school director of student services, Lisa Misco.
 
Misco says both Rush children attend the high school and counselors are available for all students and staff.
 
"Students haven't been through a lot of trauma in their lives and so it's just really talking them through what do you do in a situation when there is trauma," explained Misco.
 
Among the many lives touched by the Rush family is the Pulaski high school music program.  Wendy Rush volunteered with the Music Booster Club who released this statement to NBC26:
 
"The Pulaski music staff, students and boosters wishes to extend their condolences to the entire Rush family.  Both children are wonderful assets to our choir and bands and we were lucky to have known both Jim and Wendy through their active volunteering in our music boosters.  From helping at events to donating products to help feed the students at band camp or performances, they were constantly supporting their children and their children's peers.  Jim and Wendy will be deeply missed from our music family."
 
The high school says counselors will remain on standby for as long as they're needed.