Stoughton student dies after Sept. 1 car accident
TOWN OF PLEASANT SPRINGS, Wis. — Stoughton school officials announced Tuesday that student Emma Sorensen died over the weekend from injuries sustained from a car crash on Sept. 1.
The incident involved a 17-year-old driver hitting the rear passenger door of a Honda Civic, which was driven by a 16-year-old, authorities said. The investigation suggests that the Honda Civic was attempting to turn around on Skyline Drive in the town of Pleasant Springs when it was struck by a Jeep Cherokee, according to a news release.
The Jeep Cherokee driver was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries. The Honda Civic contained five people; the driver and three passengers were transported to local hospitals with minor injuries. A passenger in the Honda Civic was transported via Med Flight with life-threatening injuries. All occupants were wearing seat belts.
According to the Emma Sorensen Memorial YouCaring crowdfunding page, Sorensen was an organ donor.
The school district Pupil Services team has been available for students since the crash, and will continue to offer support. The District officials also recommend students reach out to counseling staff in school buildings with questions or concerns related to the tragedy.
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