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Community of Mayville offers prayers following death of mom and 1-year-old son in crash

June 23, 2022 – Mayville, WI – The tight-knit community of Mayville is mourning the loss of a young mom and her 1-year-old son following a fatal crash in Washington County early Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the accident happened at 5:42 a.m. The Washington County said it was a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 164 and Elmwood Road in the Village of Richfield.

Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis confirmed the name of the woman killed, Casey Lynn Schwartz, 30, of Mayville.

Casey Lynn Schwartz

Condolences started posting on husband Casey Schwartz’s social media late Wednesday night. Prayer groups across Mayville and Theresa added the Schwartz family to their prayer chains as condolences poured in and the community grieved for the family.

 

Funeral arrangements are pending.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the crash.

An initial investigation of the crash showed a southbound vehicle operated by a 30-year-old Mayville resident and occupied by her one-year-old son was rear ended by another southbound vehicle. The southbound vehicle was pushed into the northbound lane of traffic and struck by a northbound vehicle. The 30-year-old Mayville resident and her son succumbed to their injuries at the crash scene.1sheriff traffic

Mother and 1-year-old killed in traffic crash in Washington County
Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Richfield Fire Department, responded to the scene. Prior to arrival, additional resources were requested from Lisbon Rescue, Germantown Fire Department, Flight for Life, Wisconsin State Patrol, the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, and Washington County Highway Shop.

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Upon arrival of the first deputy, it was determined three vehicles had extensive damage and the occupants of each vehicle required medical attention.
An initial investigation of the crash showed that a southbound vehicle operated by a 30-year-old Mayville resident and occupied by her one-year-old son was rear ended by another southbound vehicle. The southbound vehicle was pushed into the northbound lane of traffic and struck by a northbound vehicle. The 30-year-old Mayville woman and her son succumbed to their injuries at the crash scene.
The crash remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and no further information will be released at this time. Highway 164 was closed from Highway Q to Highway 167 for approximately 4.5 hours to assist in the crash investigation.
Photo courtesy Casey Schwartz social media.
This is a working story and more information will be posted when details are available.
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