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Man faces homicide charge after rollover accident

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Kayla Bunge
July 16, 2010
— A Delavan man faces a homicide charge after a Delavan teen died in a one-vehicle rollover crash Wednesday in a subdivision near Delavan Lake.

Edward M. Meyer, 23, Delavan, was driving a pickup truck near W7856 Timber Trail about 6 p.m., when the truck rolled, injuring the occupants, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.


Brandon P. Jeters, 19, Delavan, suffered severe head injuries and was unresponsive. Deputy Coroner Tom Miller pronounced him dead at the scene, according to the release.


Karly R. Kingston, 19, Whitewater, sustained minor injuries and was transported to Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn, according to the release.


Meyer was arrested and jailed on suspicion of homicide by negligent use of a vehicle.


Carol Ardelean described Jeters, her son, as an “amazing guy.”


“He was a great son and a great brother. He adored his niece and nephew,” she said. “He had the best smile and sparkling blue eyes when he laughed. The way he said, ‘I love you, Mom,’ melted my heart every time.”


Ardelean said she recently moved to Kentucky but Jeters stayed in the Delavan area to work with his dad in an auto body repair shop.


Ardelean said the loss hit the family hard. She said she has been unemployed for more than a year and her ex-husband has been unemployed and suffered three strokes in the last year.


Jeters graduated from Delavan-Darien High School in 2009.



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