Three killed in Walworth Co. crash identified

Posted at 5:12 PM, May 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-29 18:19:16-04

Two 17-year-old boys and one 20-year old man were killed in a car crash in Walworth County, according to sheriff's deputies.

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office identified the three victims Monday as 17-year-old Jason Davis, 17-year-old Hunter Morby, and 20-year-old Landen Brown. All three victims were from Burlington.

Deputies say the three were killed after losing control on Cranberry Rd. Sunday night around 7:00 p.m. After hitting a tree, the car burst into flames.

Friends tell TODAY'S TMJ4 two of the victims went to Burlington High School and and the other recently graduated. They say these losses have a huge impact on the community.

Standing in awe, dozens came by the crash scene to mourn and pay respects.

"Just seeing these people here, it just shows the support and like it hurts my heart that his happened, but it's also very heartwarming that we can all be together during this time," said Burlington High School senior Olivia Weis.

"It's a real eye-opener I guess," said fellow senior Brooke Flesch.

The scene isn't too far away from another memorial on Cranberry Rd.

"It's definitely a bumpy road. Prayers go out, everybody that knew them," said Flesch.

Burlington Area Schools superintendent Peter Smet lead a crisis meeting with faculty and staff Monday at the high school. Friends feel for the families of all of those involved.

"Just know that we love you, we'll support you and whatever you need we're always here no matter what," said Weis.

This wasn't the only deadly crash over the weekend in Walworth County. Another driver was killed after hitting a utility pole in the town of Sharron in a pickup truck.

Superintendent Smet says the school plans to talk to TODAYS TMJ4 on Tuesday about this tragedy.