Young girl killed in Whitewater car crash

An 11-year-old Delavan girl died at the scene of a crash Oct. 24 in the Town of Whitewater, according to a press release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

The girl – identified by the sheriff’s office as Avery McCarthy – was a fifth grader at The Delavan Christian School in Delavan.

Deputies said at 6:15 p.m. last Wednesday, a 2003 Nissan Sentra had left Highway 89 and struck a utility pole south of Island Road, causing severe damage.

The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old female, had exited the vehicle, the release said. Another 17-year-old female and McCarthy were trapped with critical injuries and had to be extricated, according to the release.

McCarthy was in the back seat.

Flight For Life transported the 17-year-old, who was in the front passenger seat, to an area hospital. Her status is currently unknown.

The names of the other two juveniles are not being released at this time.

The Walworth County Crash Investigation Unit shut down Highway 89 for about three hours during the crash investigation.

The incident remains under investigation.

Funeral services for McCarthy will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29 at the Delavan Christian Reformed Church in Delavan with the Rev. Dan Roeda officiating. Visitation was Sunday at the Delavan Christian Grade School Gymnasium. For an obituary, visit



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