Weather Forecast


Rural crash claims life of Woodville teen Thursday

Alexsis Albrightson was chosen as second princess at the 2013 Syttende Mai festival at Woodville. Photo by Suzanne Wynveen Photography.1 / 2
Alexsis Albrightson, second from right, shared 2013-2014 Woodville royalty honors with Kendra Huston, far left, 3rd princess; Audrey Jamieson, Syttende Mai Queen; and Megan Gillett, far right, first princess. Photo by Suzanne Wynveen Photography. 2 / 2

ROBERTS -- A 17-year-old Woodville girl died Thursday afternoon, Feb. 12, after her car left 70th Avenue in the town of Warren and struck a culvert.

Alexsis D. Albrightson was pronounced dead at the scene, east of Roberts, shortly after the 3:46 p.m. accident.

Jeff Klatt, captain with the St. Croix County Sheriff's Dept., said Albrightson was traveling westbound in a 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora when she apparently lost control of the vehicle, crossed the centerline and struck a guardrail. The car went over the rail, struck a culvert and came to rest in the south ditch.

She was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Firefighters from Roberts-Warren Fire & Rescue, United Fire Hammond station and Baldwin EMS assisted deputies at the scene.

Her death is the second on St. Croix County roads this year.

Alexsis was the daughter Lance and Angie Albrightson of Woodville.

Albrightson's Facebook page was filled with tributes from her friends and classmates at Baldwin-Woodville High School, where she was apparently in her junior year.

Photos indicate she was chosen second princess at the 2013 Syttende Mai celebration in the Village of Woodville.

Funeral arrangements are pending with the O'Connell Family Funeral Home at Baldwin.