Editor's note: this article has been updated to reflect additional comments from the family of Kayla Corona
As Muskego police continue to release details from the crash that killed Kayla Corona, an 18-year-old Muskego High School graduate, early reports from the department state that it's likely alcohol played a factor in the crash.
Lt. Dave Constantineau told Muskego Patch that interviews collected from people who were with Corona indicated that she had been drinking prior to the accident. Toxicology reports are still pending, but Constantineau hoped they would be returned sooner than later to help close the case.
Kayla's father, Tom Corona, however, told Muskego Patch that family members feel there was also something wrong with the vehicle.
"She was driving a 2002 Saturn, and some of the first responders on scene and others who are mechanically inclined said that the right rear passenger assembly 'came off,' causing the vehicle to lose control."
Corona said while he accepts that his daughter may have been drinking prior to the accident, he didn't want people to think it was the only factor.
"She was a beautiful person, a beautiful girl, and this... sucks. She had been studying nursing at WCTC. In fact, she was set to go back Tuesday," he said.
Shortly after 1 a.m. on Saturday, Muskego police and Tess Corners Fire Department personnel responded to the report of the single-vehicle accident in the W20300 block of Henneberry Drive.
Corona was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated, but was reportedly conscious at the scene. She was taken to Froedtert Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
In the meantime, funeral arrangements are pending with Church and Chapel funeral home, which indicated that services will likely be held on Thursday at their Waukesha chapel, 380 Blue Mound Road.