UPDATE: Third Victim Dies After Town of Saukville Crash

The crash occurred at about 11 p.m. Monday night in the town of Saukville near Hawthorne Hills Golf Course. The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department believes alcohol and speed were factors.

Three people were killed in a crash near Hawthorne Hills Golf Course on Monday night.

Stephen Miller, 23, of Port Washington and Jayme Ceplina, 21, of West Bend were both pronounced dead at the scene of the single-vehicle crash that took place near the intersection of Hawthorne Road and County Highway I in the town of Saukville, according to a press release from the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office.

The driver, Nicholas Snow, a 25-year-old Germantown man, was transported via Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital. Lt. Christy Knowles confirmed that the driver had died as a result of his injuries by Tuesday afternoon.

The three had been traveling east bound on Hawthorne Road, and Snow failed to stop for a the T-intersection with County Hwy. I, causing the vehicle to travel onto the Hawthorne Hills Golf Course service road, according to the press release. The vehicle then hit several trees before splitting in two.

The Sheriff's Department believes speed and alcohol were a factor in the crash, the press release said.

Knowles said the officers found beer cans in the vehicle and blood samples were taken for a follow-up BAC test.

"We do not have any indications that the driver was drinking," she said. "The investigation is still on-going as a crash reconstruction is being conducted. Charges will not be filed as the driver has since died as a result of his injuries sustained from the crash."

Lyssa Beyer (Editor) September 11, 2012 at 05:06 PM
If you knew Jayme or Stephen and would like to share your memories or a little about the people they were, please contact me at lyssa.beyer@patch.com or 262-237-1885, and I will do a story in their memories. Thanks, and my condolences to friends and family.
john smith September 11, 2012 at 06:48 PM
The driver Nick Snow has also passed away today, I am very sorry for the families
rick eibs September 11, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Sorry to hear all passed. But feel a need to thank all ems and fire personal and Mike Tesker. As I was hearing this come accross the scanner Mike being first there had the present of mind to get all ems and county rolling with great information on what he had and what he needed from everyone coming right down to a landing zone for flight in the complete darkness. This is very hard thing to do as it seems like no one is coming to help time stands still until ems and county get there. I think we all need to thank everyone who responded out there and dealt with a bad seen and got the job done. Thank you mike and evryone out there you did a great job i Know how hard it is...... Rick
Lisa Lefkoski September 12, 2012 at 01:52 AM
Jayme was a great lady and will be sadly missed. I have known her for many years and her mother and I can not even begin to think of the pain that she is going through. I can only hope that this will be a learning experience for her friends and loved ones to please do not drink and drive and please never get into a vehicle that someone is driving under the influence. Donna is going through so much pain and agony and we all need to send a message of love and kindness to all three families. There is nothing worse in this world then having to face the lost of your child. I am very sorry for your lose and you have my prayers in the rough times ahead.


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