McFarland high school teen killed in crash

4 teens in car during crash
McFarland high school teen killed in crash
Cora Rugland

A McFarland High School senior was killed in a crash in Jefferson County on Friday night, according to a report.

Cora Rugland, 17, of Oregon, was killed in a crash on Pond Road just east of Highway 26 in Fort Atkinson at around 10:55 p.m., according to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. An official said the Jeep ran off the road and struck a tree. Rugland was a passenger in the Jeep.

The sheriff’s office said the Jeep had driven off the south side of the road, straightened out on a slight curve and struck a large tree.

Another McFarland High School senior, Emily Inabnet, was also injured in the accident and is recovering at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, according to the report.

Two other students were uninjured, according to an email sent from the district superintendent.

A release from the district stated that Rugland was a long-time student in the district and was recently chosen 2015 Junior Prom Queen. She made honor role each of year years in high school.

The district’s Crisis Response Team made staff members available at McFarland High school’s cafeteria Saturday. A few students were in the cafeteria at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Rugland’s memorial service will be held at a gym in McFarland High School at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The high school will dismiss early on Wednesday to allow students to attend.

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