(March 17, 2002) An overnight crash on Highway 12 in Richmond IL leaves three members of a Burlington WI family dead, as well as a friend of the family.
Bruce and Lynn (Miller) Thiemewere killed on the scene as well as 17 year old Renee Kleeman, also of Burlington. 17 year old Stephanie Thieme died in a hospital Sunday night. Police say the driver of the pick-up truck which hit them may have been drinking before his truck crossed the center line and hit the Thieme van head-on. Officials expect the driver of the pick-up, who is hospitalized now, to be ticketed or charged.
My condolences to all surviving family members, their loved ones and to all that have these Thiemes on their trees.