Grief counselors at Reedsville High School after fatal weekend crash

Two people died in the crash early Sunday morning, including 17-year-old Keegan Grimm
17-year-old Reedsville high schooler killed in a weekend crash
Published: Sep. 10, 2023 at 2:22 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 13, 2023 at 6:36 PM CDT
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TOWN OF CATO, Wis. (WBAY) - The Reedsville School District will have grief counselors available at the high school this week starting Monday after a student died in a crash over the weekend.

Keegan Grimm, 17, died in the crash Sunday morning, her family confirmed.

At about 5:23 a.m., Manitowoc County authorities responded to a head-on crash on U.S. Highway 10 at County Highway G in the Town of Cato.

A 21-year-old woman from Menasha was driving a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado west on Highway 10, while a 17-year-old girl from Reedsville was driving a 2010 Ford Escape east on the highway. The preliminary investigation shows the Menasha woman’s pickup truck crossed over the centerline and hit Keegan’s SUV.

On September 13, the operator of the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck which was traveling westbound was identified as 21-year-old Carla Ann Rivera from Menasha.

The Menasha woman died before she could be transported to a hospital. The 17-year-old was airlifted by ThedaStar helicopter to ThedaCare Medical Center in Neenah and was later pronounced dead at the medical center. There were no other people in their cars.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is completing a reconstruction of the crash.

The superintendent told us Keegan played volleyball, basketball and softball, and was a student apprentice with career aspirations. “We will honor her. She was an amazing student in our school, in sports, and just an all-around great kid.”

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Keegan Grimm, 17, died after a pickup truck crossed the center line and hit her SUV in...
Keegan Grimm, 17, died after a pickup truck crossed the center line and hit her SUV in Manitowoc County(Kristine Cramer Photographer (used with permission of the family))

“A lot of us, including myself, are friends of the family. Our kids are together. I have a son that’s in the same class. So this reaches more than being a superintendent and our teachers being more than their teachers, they are friends as well.”

Nate said counselors from neighboring school districts are helping Reedsville’s crisis team.

“This might bring up other memories of tragic events that have happened in their lives,” he said. “We’re trying to meet our students where they’re at... We’ll have areas open in our school today for them to meet with counselors. We’ll have areas for them to be with their friends. Some will probably just be in class.”

This was homecoming week at Reedsville High School. Activities leading up to homecoming and Saturday’s homecoming dance are postponed.

Reedsville also canceled extracurricular competitions Monday and Tuesday.