Lilly O'Donnell


A Northfield teenager was killed Sunday in a rollover crash near Bangor, Wisconsin.

The 17-year-old girl was identified by her family in an obituary running in the April 14 Northfield News as Lillian "Lilly" Margaret O'Donnell.

O'Donnell was a junior at Northfield High School and a member of the Hiliners, the Northfield dance team. A post on the team's Facebook page called her "the brightest light, most positive soul and hardest worker out there."

She was employed at Starbuck's. Outside of school she "enjoyed painting, journaling, making jewelry and crystals. Lilly loved to look out for others in different ways including being a civil rights activist and being a fierce protector of her brother," according to the obituary.

The Wisconsin State Patrol Southwest Region Tomah Post reported O'Donnell was driving, traveling at high speed when her vehicle rolled over into coming traffic and landed on its roof at approximately 11:50 a.m. near the Bangor exit on Interstate 90, a little more than 10 miles east of La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Fire and emergency medical service crews reportedly extracted O'Donnell from the vehicle. She was taken to Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, where she died.

A passenger, a 14-year-old boy whose name was also not released by the State Patrol, sustained injuries described as non life-threatening.

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