SAD UPDATE: OH Teen Krissy Peters Dies In Hospital Following Weekend Double-Fatal IN Motorcycle Crash

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BROOKVILLE, IN. (THECOUNT) — Ohio girl, Karissa “Krissy” Peters, has died from injuries she suffered in an Indiana motorcycle crash that also killed her uncle, Jeff Dethlefs.

Jeffrey Dethlefs, 51, was operating a motorcycle Saturday, with his niece, Peters, 15, as his passenger, when the fatal crash occurred.


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Dethlefs was pronounced dead at the scene after losing control of his bike in some loose gravel, ejecting both riders.

Karissa “Krissy” Peters was pronounced dead Tuesday night at an area hospital.

Her uncle, Jeffrey Dethlefs, 51, died Saturday at the scene of the crash near Little Cedar Rd & IN-252, in Brookville, IN.

He hit loose gravel and lost control of the motorcycle, authorities have said. The bike hit an electric fence, ejecting him and the teen, according to Indiana State Police. Krissy suffered a traumatic brain injury and a fractured spine, according to his wife, Shannon Dethlefs. source

The Dethlefs’ raised Krissy as their own for several years.

This is the latest heartbreak for the Dethlefs family in recent years.

Jeff Dethlefs’ stepdaughter, Amber Rooks, passed away in May 2015. At that time, Michele Schuster drove into Rooks and four other construction workers at a site on Cox Road in West Chester. Rooks died days later at the hospital.

There is a GoFundMe page in place to help raise money for medical bills and funeral costs.

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