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UPDATE: Two children riding in ATV killed in Winnebago County crash

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jun 11, 2024

UPDATE: Deputies say the second ATV rider was also killed in the crash.

The sheriff's office has identified the ATV riders as 11-year-old Mesa Fredenhagen of Oshkosh, and 7-year-old Kennedi Harris of Oshkosh.

Deputies say the driver of the car was a 43-year-old woman from Oshkosh. The woman's 13-year-old son was a passenger in the car.


ORIGINAL REPORTING: The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says one person was killed and another was seriously hurt in a crash between a car and an ATV.

Deputies said in a news release first responders got the call Tuesday at 12:41 p.m. for the crash at Bonnie View Road near County Trunk Highway 44 in the Town of Utica.

Deputies say one of the ATV riders died at the scene. The other ATV rider was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Deputies say the driver of the car had minor injuries and is fully cooperating with law enforcement. Authorities say the car driver immediately called 911 and helped with first aid. A passenger from the car also assisted with life-saving measures.

The name of the person who was killed is not being named at this time.

Investigators are working to find out what caused the crash.

"Our deepest condolences are with the families and friends impacted by this tragic event," the sheriff's office said in the release.