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Two Nicolet Students Killed in Glendale Accident

Sophomores tried to elude police and died after car ran into tree and utility pole, police say.

Two 15-year-old sophomore girls at Nicolet High School were killed early Saturday in a one-car accident in Glendale, authorities said.

Halee Ludowise-Fischer of Glendale and Jennifer Geren of Fox Point died in the crash, which happened at about 1 a.m. at West Good Hope Road and North Seneca Avenue, Glendale police said.

Ludowise-Fischer was driving her parents' car in River Hills when a police officer attempted to stop the vehicle for a traffic violation, police said.

The two took off at a "high rate of speed" in an attempt to elude police and the officer did not attempt to pursue them and turned off his lights and siren, Glendale police said.

The car kept speeding east on Good Hope Road for several blocks before crashing into a utility pole and a tree. The two died instantly, police said.

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There was no evidence that alcohol was involved in the crash. However, police are awaiting results of toxicology tests to determine whether the students had been drinking.

Geren was on the school gymnastics team and Ludowise-Fischer was on the principal's advisory team and student council, Nicolet Superintendent Rick Monroe said.

"They both were very well-liked kids and had a lot of friends," he said Saturday afternoon. "This is going to have a big psychological impact on a lot of students. They both had a wide spectrum of friends."

At Nicolet on Saturday, about a dozen students were gathered in the school lobby and were talking to a school psychologist.

"When the word gets out, kids just come here," Monroe said. "We're glad they're here to console each other and to gather strength from each other."

"We need each other to help us through it."

Student one-act plays that were scheduled to be performed on Saturday were canceled, Monroe said.

Monroe said Nicolet faculty members will arrive at the school early Monday to provide support for the students. There will be special counseling services in multiple rooms all day on Monday, he said.

Monroe said the last time the school needed to use its emergency response plan was in 2009, when , a 15-year-old at Nicolet, died from a brain tumor.

Rose Hyland November 19, 2011 at 11:57 PM
I have known Halee since k4. we were best friends. Our principle always had an All-School picture taken every year and the last year she had the pictures done Halee and I were standing together and right before they took the pictures she gave me a big hug and it almost looked like the rest of the school kinda just circled us. and i remember one year I wasnt feeling good and she walked me to the health office and nearly told the school nurse how to take care of me and always gave great hugs and knew how to make me happy. we grew apart but i will never forget how amazing she is. it will be weird going into 3rd hour and not hearing her laugh or play with the student run pre-school kids. :( Love You Halee <3
Sarah Worthman November 20, 2011 at 06:53 AM
Thanks for sharing that wonderful memory, Rose. If you'd like, you can add that picture or email it to me and I'll post it. It would be nice to see it. If you feel like sharing, you can send it to: Sarah.worthman@patch.com
jessica November 20, 2011 at 07:11 AM
Halee I have known you since k4 we have almost always been close I don't know how I will live without you but I will find the will just like you always found the will to help others even when you barely knew them you always did what you could to make others happy and did so much to improve others lives you made an impact on so many people i love you halee and i dont think you even knew how many people loved and cared about you and always will. there is no good way to die a right time to do it an odd thought that this time is for thanks and what we are all greatfull for but i am just greatful i had written on your hand the day this happened with a heart that said i love you. rip both of you
Amber November 20, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Rose i am so sorry parenting and children just wont be the same anymore. i'll see you monday friend and i will hug you. i love you and RIP halee and jenni

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