December 25, 2014

Candlelight vigil planned in Wausau for crash victims

(Photo: Marathon County Sheriff's Department)

(Photo: Marathon County Sheriff’s Department)

A candlelight vigil will be held in downtown Wausau tonight to help support for the kids killed and injured in a single vehicle crash last Friday.

Two children have died and eight others were hurt when their large sport utility vehicle rolled over on Highway 52, about 12 miles northeast of Wausau in the town of Easton. A relative of one of the survivors says the group was heading to the Eau Claire Dells County Park for a picnic and swimming. The two people killed in the crash have been identified as 12-year-old Reighlee Stevenson of Oshkosh and 12-year-old Deserae Landowski of Wausau.

The victims’ friends and relatives have been visiting the crash site throughout the weekend, along with Good Samaritans who stopped to help right after the crash.

WSAU