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16-year-old De Pere girl dies following crash in Calumet County

The apparent crash site on Lemke Road in Charlestown
Car debris from the crash site
Posted at 8:58 AM, Sep 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-03 10:05:31-04

CALUMET COUNTY (NBC 26)  — A 16-year-old girl from De Pere died following a crash in Calumet County, the county's sheriff's office said Friday.

The crash happened around 7:48 p.m. Thursday on Lemke Road north of Highway 151 in the town of Charlestown. The sheriff's office said the vehicle was heading northbound on Lemke Road when it left the roadway and hit a tree.

The 16-year-old girl who died at the scene was the driver. Her passenger, a 17-year-old boy from Green Bay, was transported via helicopter to ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Neenah with non-life threatening injuries.

Calumet County Sheriff's Office said the crash remains under investigation, however, speed is believed to be a factor. There were no indications of alcohol or drug impairment, according to the sheriff's office.

Lieutenant Eric Voland of the Calumet County Sheriff's Office said drivers should always be aware of posted speed limits.

"Speed is one of those things that you can control," Voland said. "And it's even more important when you're driving in areas that you may not be familiar with. The faster that you're going, you're putting yourself at risk of potentially bad things happening at a quicker rate."

The sheriff's office is not releasing the names of those involved in the crash at this time, pending notification of the family.