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Memorial fund for Sun Prairie family exceeds goal

 

04/30/2014 UPDATE:

A fund established for the family of a Sun Prairie couple, killed in a traffic accident, has already exceeded it's $100,000 goal. It was just established a couple of days ago, for the young children of Bram and Shari Dorresteijn. Shari died instantly from injuries sustained in last Thursday's crash in Kenosha County, while Bram died at the hospital on Sunday. The couple leaves behind a boy and girl, ages two years and two-months old.

 

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04/29/2014 UPDATE: A memorial fund has been established for the couple's two young children, ages two-months and two years old. You can donate at:

To donate to the fund, click on the link: http://www.gofundme.com/shari--bram-memorial-fun

 

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04/28/2014 UPDATE:

Authorities say 34 year od Bram Dorresteijn died from his injuries Sunday at Froedtert Hospital.  His wife, Shari, had been killed instantly in the accident last Thursday. The couple leaves behind two young children, ages two-months and two years old.

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KENOSHA (WITI) — One person is dead and one person sustained serious injuries following a traffic accident that occurred Thursday night, April 24th on I-94 just north of 38th St. in Kenosha County. I-94 is under construction in this area.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office, a minivan struck the back of a semi stopped in traffic on I-94 around 10:45 p.m.

34-year-old Bram Dorresteijn was driving the minivan and sustained severe head injuries. He was transported by Flight for Life to Froedtert Medical Center. His condition remains critical.

Dorresteijn’s wife, 33-year-old Shari Dorresteijn, was the passenger and sustained fatal injuries during the crash.

There were no other occupants of the vehicle. According to officials, the Dorresteijns reside in Sun Prairie.

Officials say the driver of the semi-truck, 40-year-old Maurice McDowell from Milwaukee, sustained minor neck and shoulder injuries. Following the crash, he submitted to a voluntary blood test.

No impairment is suspected at this time.

Authorities say there is no evidence to suggest the driver of the minivan was impaired, however, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

According to officials, all southbound traffic had been reduced to one lane at the time of the crash — and motoring traffic had stopped due to the merging lanes.

Following the crash, traffic in both directions was re-routed while emergency personnel were on scene and during the investigation of the crash.

 

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