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Three Janesville teens hurt in car crash

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ANN MARIE AMES
November 29, 2009
— Three Janesville teens headed to a party were injured when their car slid and rolled into a residential yard early Saturday morning on Janesville’s east side.

The driver of the car, Carmen Mancari-Skillman, 18, of 2110 S. Chatham St., Janesville, was arrested at the hospital on a charge of causing great bodily harm by intoxicated driving. He was in fair condition Saturday night at Mercy Hospital, Janesville.


Passenger Tyler J. Kartman, 18, of 1609 Kellogg Ave., Janesville, also was in fair condition at Mercy on Saturday night. Passenger Chad M. Anaker, 18, of 2701 Mineral Point Ave., Janesville, was treated and released from Mercy Hospital.


Anaker also was cited for underage consumption of alcohol. None of the three were wearing seatbelts.


The three, who are seniors at Parker High School, were heading to a party at 1038 Harmony Circle, said Lt. Keith Lawver of the Janesville Police Department.


Kartman was ejected from the vehicle, Lawver said. One of the teens had a broken leg and one had a broken neck, he said. When emergency responders arrived, all three had been taken inside the house where the party was taking place.


Three others at the party, who were also Parker students, were cited for underage drinking:


-- Ryan S. Burns, 18, of 321 Red Apple Drive, Janesville.


-- Bryan R. Hanson, 17, of 3015 Williamsburg Place, Janesville. Hanson also was cited as an adult providing alcohol to underage drinkers. He was in charge of the home, Lawver said.


-- Cody E. Kotthaus, 18, of 1551 La Salle Court, Janesville.


In addition, Scott A. Frye, 19, of 735 Harmony Drive, Janesville, was cited for underage consumption. He is a graduate of Craig High School.


Mancari-Skillman was driving his 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier east on Harmony Circle and veering toward the curb on the northeast corner of the intersection when he tried to swerve away. The car spun sideways and struck the curb. That might have been the reason the two passenger side tires were knocked off the car, according to the police report.


The car slid through the grass and appears to have pushed itself into a vertical position, front end down, against a tree before landing on its roof in the yard.


The car skidded into a pickup truck that was owned by the homeowner and parked in the driveway.



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