Community remembers teen girl killed in weekend crash

CREATED Jan 21, 2013

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The community of Muskego is remembering a teenage girl killed in a crash over the weekend. Now, the victim's loved ones are trying to cope by sharing memories.

Flowers and handwritten notes have been left at this crash sight for Kayla Corona. People who knew her said she always had a smile on her face.

“I know it's a sad way for her to go, her memory is going to live on,” said Cole Borek, a friend of Corona’s.

This is a sad day for Borek. He says he came to see where his longtime friend lost her life.

“She always had good things to say about people,” said Borek.

Les Gumieny and his family were home when they heard the sounds of a terrible crash. The man and his son comforted Corona until help arrived, and it's something he won't forget.

“It could have been anybody's kid, you know it doesn't matter, it's a tragedy,” said Gumieny.

His son went to school with Corona, who graduated last year.

“They're reeling from it, it's hard to take at that age, especially when it's someone at their age,” said Gumieny.

He said that members of Corona’s family stopped by the crash site Sunday. They told him how thankful they were for comforting Kayla in the last moments of her life.

“He appreciated that we were with her and tried to help,” said Gumieny. That was awfully nice of him.”

Grief counselors are available for students at the school.