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April 2014


Delafield Police: Car crash victims were wearing seat belts

But back-seat passenger, who remains in critical condition, was not wearing seat belt, police say

Capt. Erik Kehl of the Delafield Police Department said Friday that the two teenagers who died in the one-vehicle crash Tuesday morning were wearing their seat belts.

But he added that the basic accident report reveals that Ian Glidden, 18, who was in the back seat of the 2005 two-door Chevy Cobalt, was not wearing his seat belt.

The driver of the vehicle, Kody Koepke, 18, of Hartland and TJ Peters, 18, of Pewaukee, the front-seat passenger, died at the scene after their vehicle hit a utility pole at 3:15 a.m. at Nagawicka Road, just north of Faire Lakes Parkway.

Koepke and Peters were 2012 graduates of Arrowhead High School.

Glidden, of Nashotah, survived the accident and was taken to Froedtert Hospital after the Lake Country Fire and Rescue removed him from the vehicle. He has been listed in critical condition since the crash.

As of Friday morning, Froedtert Hospital Media Relations Manager Beth Strohbusch said Glidden is still in critical condition.

Glidden is an upcoming senior at Arrowhead High School.

Delafield Police Chief Scott Taubel said initial results show that speed was a factor in the crash.

A funeral service for Koepke has been scheduled. Visitation will be from 3 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 210 Pleasant St., Oconomowoc. Burial will be at La Belle Cemetery.

According to the obituary, Koepke loved longboarding, basketball and soccer. The obituary said he also enjoyed working on the Koepke family dairy farm.

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