SOMERS -- An 18-year-old was killed, and his younger brother was seriously hurt after a vehicle struck a tree in the Village of Somers Wednesday morning, May 23. It happened not far from Shoreland Lutheran High School.
Officials with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Village of Somers Fire and Rescue were called out to the area of 100th Avenue and Highway E around 7:30 a.m.
The preliminary investigation revealed an SUV was traveling east on Highway E when the operator lost control and struck a tree on the north side of Highway E.
Friend and teammate John Marshall said 18-year-old Cameron Nahf, a Shoreland senior, was killed in the wreck.
"He was a really good kid," said Marshall.
A 16-year-old passenger, identified by friends as Nahf's younger brother, was flown to Children's Hospital.
Marshall said he and his classmates were told about the crash Wednesday morning at school.
"It did feel like a sense of family when we were all informed," said Marshall.
Nahf was preparing to attend Western Technical College in La Crosse.
"Everything was baseball to him. He was talking about how happy he was going to college, live the college life in the dorms, have fun, play baseball. He loved baseball," said Marshall.
According to Marshall, earlier this month, Nahf celebrated his 18th birthday in New York City with his family.
"Pray for him. Pray for his parents. This has to be one of the hardest things, if not the hardest thing they will ever have to go through," said Marshall.
The investigation is ongoing.