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Two teenagers dead, another injured after crash in Delafield

CREATED Jul. 25, 2012 - UPDATED: Jul. 25, 2012

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  • DELAFIELD - Authorities said Wednesday that two teenage men were killed in a one-car crash in Delafield.

    Kody Koepke, the driver of the vehicle, and Timothy Peters, one of the passengers, both died. They were 18 years old. Koepke was from Delafield, while Peters was from Pewaukee.

    Officials say Ian Glidden, 18, was in critical condition. He is from Nashotah.

    It happened in a rural area on Nagawicka Road near Faire Lakes Parkway in Delafield just after 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    All three teenagers were inside the car, which struck a power pole.

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  • It happened in a rural area on Nagawicka Road near Bark River Drive in Delafield just after 3:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

    Koepke's car struck a power pole.

    A squad car also struck a tree in that area.

    "The roadway is kind of narrow, and there are some curves in the area. It was not raining at the time of the crash. The rain started afterwards," said Delafield Police Lieutenant Bob Hagen.

    "Most likely, speed was involved. That's just preliminary, based on indications."

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  • "It's a sad thing," said Jim Sitek, who lives on the road where the crash happened.

    "There is no speed limit on Nagawicka Road...(the 30 mile per hour speed limit) don't mean nothin'."

    Sitek says people who are not from the area use the small street as a short cut, and with that, he's seen many crashes like Tuesday morning's, which happened outside his front door.

    "My fence there used to be trees, but since I've lived here, I don't know how many people take the fence down from taking the turn too fast."

    He wants something done so tragedies like this don't happen again.

    "You could come here on a weekend and you can hand out a couple hundred tickets."

DELAFIELD - Authorities said Wednesday that two teenage men were killed in a one-car crash in Delafield.

18-year-olds Kody Koepke and Timothy "TJ" Peters were killed in the crash on Nagawicka Road in Delafield.  Their friend, 18-year-old Ian Glidder  -- a senior at Arrowhead High School -- is in critical condition.

Koepke and Peters were recent graduates of Arrowhead High School -- as five students from the school have passed away over the last 13 months.

It happened in a rural area on Nagawicka Road near Faire Lakes Parkway in Delafield just after 3 a.m. Tuesday.

All three teenagers were inside the car, which struck a power pole.

A squad car also struck a tree in that area.

"The roadway is kind of narrow, and there are some curves in the area.  It was not raining at the time of the crash.  The rain started afterwards," said Delafield Police Lieutenant Bob Hagen.

"Most likely, speed was involved.  That's just preliminary, based on indications."

There was no initial word on whether alcohol was involved.

"It's a sad thing," said Jim Sitek, who lives on the road where the crash happened.

"There is no speed limit on Nagawicka Road...(the 30 mile per hour speed limit) don't mean nothin'."

Sitek says people who are not from the area use the small street as a short cut, and with that, he's seen many crashes like Tuesday morning's, which happened outside his front door.

"My fence there used to be trees, but since I've lived here, I don't know how many people take the fence down from taking the turn too fast."

He wants something done so tragedies like this don't happen again. 

"You could come here on a weekend and you can hand out a couple hundred tickets."