CAMPBELLSPORT -- Thursday was a day of mourning and comfort for the community of Campbellsport, as visitations for the three Campbellsport High School girls killed in the one-vehicle crash early Saturday was held Thursday afternoon at Campbellsport High School. 15-year-old Sabrina Stahl, 16-year-old Katie Berg and 17-year-old Caitlin Scannell died when the SUV left a road in the Town of Ashford and rolled over.
Hundreds gathered to pay their respects during the visitation at Campbellsport High School that began at 3 p.m. Thursday. It was expected to end around 7 p.m. The visitation was organized by Twohig Funeral Homes.
In the small town of Campbellsport, everyone from the school crossing guard to those from local businesses - all came together Thursday afternoon in the high school gym for a visitation to lend support to family members of the three athletes killed in the SUV rollover not far from the school. Stahl, Berg and Scannell were killed, and six others were injured. "We have three ribbons here - rolled into one. Pink, purple and coral. My sister, Caitlin Scannell, her favorite color was coral, so this is to honor their memory," Ryan Scannell said.
Ryan Scannell lost his sister in the crash. A memory board near her casket Thursday depicts happy times in Caitlin's life. Scannell says his sister started each day with a smile. Ryan has set up a scholarship in Caitlin's name, so her enthusiasm for life and school can live on. "It means a lot to us to know that my sister was such an important part of the community, and had done so much good and positive work here, and to see the community coming and giving us support - it really means a lot," Scannell said.
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At the scene of the crash, a friend of Stahl's tried to make sense of the rollover accident that claimed so many lives. "Hopefully it's just a little lesson for everyone that we need to be careful and wear our seatbelts, and it's been a rough week," Alex Wilson said.
Even teens who don't know the victim's personally feel close to what happened. "When we were going down the street, we were going so slow, because we didn't want anything to happen," Kathryn Nejedlo said.
The funerals for the girls will be held Friday. Ryan Scannell says a more permanent memorial of some sort will be erected on the school's soccer field, in memory of all three girls.
The survivors of the SUV crash that killed three Campbellsport High School students are making progress in their recovery.
Allie Adams is in fair condition at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee, while Theresa Flood is in good condition. Both girls are 16. 17-year-old Kassandra Anderson, Haley Fricke and Carly Ottery, both 18, have been released from hospitals. The condition of 16-year-old Jessica Harbin has not been released.