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Three Kewaskum brothers released from hospital after bad crash; 2 other brothers critical

Posted at 11:45 AM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-30 14:07:08-04

GERMANTOWN — Three Kewaskum brothers were released from Children's Hospital after a serious car crash Wednesday on Interstate 41 just south of Holy Hill Road.

The 16-year-old driver, who is licensed, and his 9- and 7-year-old brothers were released.

Their 15- and 13-year-old brothers are in critical condition. Germantown Police say these boys were two of the three ejected from the vehicle.

Police believe the vehicle was going at a high rate of speed and changing lanes. The brothers said they were coming from Kewaskum on the way to soccer practice.

On Wednesday, neighbors said they heard ambulance after ambulance respond to the scene.

“We heard about five to 10 ambulances and immediately came up to the bridge over here,” said Cherrina Snyder, who lives nearby.

Three of the children were thrown from the 2003 Buick as it rolled multiple times.

“You can see a car in the ditch. And the professionals are working on the children now,” said Snyder.

The area is known for accidents. There have been at least four serious crashes in the last two years.

“The two highways actually merge, 41 and 45 right where the accident happened. So it's real easy to have an accident coming up and over the hill,” said Snyder.

Other neighbors said it’s hard to hear children were in the wreck.

“It’s really scary right now. And the situation which I am seeing right now, which they aren’t done yet. It’s not good, it’s not good at all,” said Clarence Wilson, who lives nearby.