A 17-year-old Wausau girl will spend 30 days in juvenile detention and two years on probation, after she was found delinquent in a crash that killed two young girls last summer.
Authorities said the girl did not have a driver’s license when she and nine others jammed into an SUV last August to go on a picnic at the Eau Claire Dells Park. She lost control of the vehicle and rolled over several times on Highway 52 near Wausau.
Killed in the crash were two 12-year-old, Deserae Landowski of Wausau and Reighlee Stevenson of Oshkosh. A third teen reportedly has permanent nerve damage, and still has trouble walking. The other seven were treated at hospitals with lesser injuries.
The defendant was 16 when her case was filed in Marathon County juvenile court and the charges she faced were only recently made public with the sentencing. All of the county’s circuit judges knew the suspect’s grandparents, so Judge Michael Bloom was brought in from Rhinelander to hear the case.