WALWORTH — Crisis counselors were at Big Foot High School Monday morning after a senior was killed in a car crash Saturday morning.
According to a press release from the Rock County Sheriff’s Department, Talia Enciso, Big Foot senior, was traveling northbound on Highway 140 when she failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a truck pulling a trailer.
Enciso and two of the three passengers, Alvino Ortiz, 43, and a 7-year-old child, in the vehicle were killed.
A 14-year-old passenger, a Big Foot freshman, was in the vehicle but was not killed.
According to the statement from the sheriff, the girl was treated overnight and has improved to stable condition. She’s at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison.
Big Foot Principal Mike Hinske said the school was opened Sunday night offering counseling to students and families.
“They were here starting at 7:30 this morning,” he said. “We’ll continue to offer counseling as long as necessary for individuals and groups.”
He called Enciso “bright and caring.”
“She always had a smile on her face, whenever you saw her,” Hinske said. “She really cared about kids and others. She was a talented artist, and she will be sorely missed.”
Last year, Enciso was a member of the student group Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and current adviser, Candy Peterson said Enciso had many outstanding qualities.
“She was always there trying to make people have a better day,” Petersen said. “She was an active and happy person, a positive person.”