Car accident claims the life of Woodville teen

TOWN OF WARREN — The surrounding area is mourning the tragic death of a 17-year-old Woodville teen with local ties.

Alexsis D. Albrightson was killed in a one-vehicle accident at approximately 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, February 12 in the Town of Warren.

Alexsis is the daughter of Dr. Lance and Angie Albrightson of Woodville. Dr. Albrightson is a chiropractor and co-owner of Family ChiroCare in Glenwood City and Woodville.

In a report from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, Alexsis Albrightson was driving west on 70th Avenue when she lost control of her 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora, and according to a witness, crossed the center line and struck the guardrail.

The vehicle then went over the guardrail and struck a culvert before it came to rest in the ditch on the south side of 70th Avenue about a tenth of a mile west of 150th Street.

Albrightson was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner. She was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. This is the second fatality on St. Croix County roads this year.

According to an online story by Paul Seeling, editor and publisher of My Gateway News and the Woodville Leader, the Baldwin-Woodville School District, where Alexsis was a junior, canceled the varsity boys basketball game that had been scheduled for later that evening after news of the tragedy was learned by school officials. The story also noted that the entire school was in shock and grief over the loss.

Alexsis, who served as the 2013-14 Syttende Mai second princess, was an energetic and self-driven student at Baldwin-Woodville High School according to her obituary. She was on the honor roll and served as treasurer for the Class of 2016. She was also involved in FBLA, Spanish Club, Forensics, and  B-W cheerleading. Alexsis also had a passion for dance, something she had been doing since the age of two.

Funeral services for Albrightson were held Tuesday morning, February 17 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville. The complete obituary can be found inside this issue.

United Fire and Rescue, Roberts Fire Department and the Baldwin EMS assisted at the accident scene which remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office.