16-year old Brandon Jennings was killed this past Sunday morning in a tragic car accident with a La Crosse Sheriff's Department squad car.
Shortly after 1 AM, officer Trisha Stratman responded to a call about a fight at Smoky's Bar. Stratman was traveling northbound on Highway 35 when her vehicle and Jennings' vehicle collided at the Highway 35 and County OT intersection. Jennings was thrown from the vehicle and taken to Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center where he later passed away. Stratman only suffered minor injuries from the accident.
The Wisconsin State Patrol are investigating and working on reconstructing the accident.
Our utmost sympathies go out to Jennings' family and friends in this difficult time.