Evelyn Gurney death: Reedsburg student and hockey player tragically died in a car crash


 Evelyn Gurney death: Reedsburg student and hockey player tragically died in a car crash

Reedsburg student Evelyn Gurney was hit, and killed while boarding the school bus.

Evelyn Gurney, a hockey player and student at Reedsburg, perished in an automobile accident on Friday morning. She was praised as the sweetest and kind person. Keep scrolling to learn more details about Evelyn Gurney car accident.

What happened to Evelyn Gurney?

Evelyn Gurney died today, May 12, 2023, in Wisconsin due to a terrible automobile accident. The student, whose identity has not been disclosed, attended Webb Middle School, according to a statement from the School District of Reedsburg.

The School district said in a statement,

“This is a truly devastating time for our entire community, and it will have far-reaching effects.” “The student, family, and everyone affected in our close-knit community remains in our thoughts”.

After Evelyn’s death, the Eagle River Hockey & Sports Arena issued a statement

We were deeply saddened to hear about the passing of RWD‘s Pee Wee Evelyn #42 in a car accident today, May 12th, 2023. Although we did not have the privilege of knowing her personally, we understand how devastating this loss must be for her loved ones and the Reedsburg/Wis. Dells Youth Hockey family.⁣

⁣The hockey community is a close-knit one, and we are all united in our support for each other during difficult times. That’s why we would like to lend our support to “Goals for Gurney,” the GoFundMe campaign set up by Evelyn’s friends to raise $1,000 in her memory.⁣

⁣If you would like to donate to the “Goals for Gurney” campaign, please follow this link: https://bit.ly/3I8Bc4N.

How did the Car Accident happen?

Evelyn Gurney from the Reedsburg School District passed away early on Friday morning in Excelsior, a town in Sauk County when she was struck by a pickup truck.

The incident happened just before 7:30 a.m. on Highway 23/33 near Northwoods Drive, according to the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office, as the student, Gurney, was waiting for a school bus. The bus had to stop in the westbound lane and pull over to pick up a pupil.

The driver of the involved Ford F-150 swerved to the right to avoid colliding with the bus because, by the Sheriff’s Office’s assertions, he was unable to come to a complete stop in time behind the stopped bus.

Police statement on the incident

The inquiry by the department revealed that the car impacted the bus’ rear right side, traveled down a driveway on the north side of the highway, struck the student, and finally came to a stop in a ditch.

Evelyn Gurney was declared dead at the scene of the accident despite the best efforts of emergency workers from many local organizations and a crew from the University of Wisconsin MedFlight.

The truck driver suffered several cuts and bruises as a result. There were no casualties among the students riding on the bus, according to the officials.

The driver’s and the student’s identities are currently being kept a secret from the general public. For the students who were on the bus to meet up with their families, they were taken to Webb Middle School in Reedsburg.

Families have been contacted by representatives from the Reedsburg School District, and information regarding the many support programs for students will be made available to them very soon. The part of Highway 33 that is near the scene of the crash is still closed as of this morning at 11:30.

The Gofundme page for Evelyn Gurney posted the following statement

Hello, our names are Kendall, Ellie, Sawyer, Bryce, and Dani, and our best friend Evelyn passed today (May 12, 2023) from a car crash. She was the sweetest, most kind person you would ever meet.

She would always put everyone first before herself. We are setting this GoFundMe up for her because she would do this for us, so we are sending so much love to her.

If we can, let’s reach the goal of $1,000, for her. We decided to call this, “Goals for Gurney.” We love and miss you Evelyn, and fly high sweet girl️❤️

Ongoing Investigation

According to the authorities, other pupils were riding the school bus at the time, and neither the passengers nor the driver were hurt.

Also, to give the family time to answer, neither the name of the fatally injured student nor the identity of the truck driver has yet been disclosed.

The Sauk County Sheriff’s Office is still looking into this collision. Call the Sauk County Sheriff’s Office at 1-888-TIP-SAUK (1-888-847-7285) if you saw this crash or have any information that could help in the investigation.

This story is still developing. Please return to this page for updates.


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