Fatal Car Accident on Highway 164 Is Apparent Suicide

Waukesha Police Department reports that a 31-year-old woman was pronounced dead after stepping in front of a vehicle Wednesday night.

A 31-year-old woman was killed after she stepped in front of an oncoming vehicle in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, according to Capt. Ron Oremus.

The Waukesha Police Department was dispatched to the pedestrian vs. vehicle crash at 11:49 p.m. Wednesday at Highway 164 north of East Broadway. The woman was transported to Waukesha Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Flight For Life was unable to respond because of the weather conditions, according to the police department's call log.

The witnesses told authorities that the woman was standing in the far right southbound lane. When a driver of a pick-up truck swerved into the center lane to avoid her, she stepped toward the vehicle and was hit by the front passenger side, according to the release.

The accident remains under investigation and authorities are not releasing the woman’s identity at this time. Authorities on scene did not believe the driver was intoxicated but took a sample of the driver's blood as evidence, according to the call log.

John.D May 07, 2012 at 12:54 PM
There are many people at fault, but the truck driver is NOT one of them. Chrystal had many issues, mental and chemical. However; she was also manipulated by men who used her, threw her away, and left her to raise three children on her own. These same men still are not stepping up to the plate, leaving their children in Foster care or worse… SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!!!!
aleah ross May 07, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Let's just save the drama and honor her memory. I hope she can rest in peace. I love you Chrystal!!
Sara May 07, 2012 at 05:55 PM
I agree!! Everyone needs to take a step back and remember why they are commenting on here in the first place!! This is not the time or place to put blame!! This is not about who helped and who didnt. What people know or dont know is no longer important!! Chrystal is GONE!!! Please remember her when her life was good, and think of her when she was happy and not in constant emotional pain. What's done is done. Now the important thing is to pray for her children and hope that they always know that they were loved and can move on with their lives. Good bye Chrystal...
aleah ross May 07, 2012 at 09:59 PM
I spoke with her pastor and good chance they will do the memorial. They need to confirm with some family first. I will keep everyone updated.
Jamie May 07, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I, too, knew Chrystal but for very short time. I spent significant time with her the last 4 days of her physical life and still am struggling with my own guilt. In hindsight, her actions and amazing spiritual conversations we shared should have made me more aware. My heart grieves for her children. I know for certain that when she lost them, it broke any spirit she had left. These beautiful children were loved dearly and fully and unconditionally by their mother. It is all so tragic that, ultimately, the demons in her mind were just too powerful. To Jason and Aleah: very honestly, I feel like I should know you personally. She talked alot about you and deep down she cared deeply about you. Hope that may bring some solace
aleah ross May 08, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Thank you so much Jamie. How did you know her? This has been so hard to digest.
Sara May 08, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Thank you so much for checking on that. Please let me know when it is. I will keep checking the article for info but just in case please email me any info. mccarthy_80@yahoo.com
Anonymous May 08, 2012 at 04:31 PM
Chrystal was a beautiful human being trapped in a huge iron box of painful experiences with no one supporting her effort to get out of that box in spite of trying so hard. She tried; she really tried hard and finally lost hope. The world was hostile to her by assuming that her problems were so deep to be helped and did not want to be part of her financial woes. All she needed was unconditional love and a little help to get herself into her feet, but that never happened! She sought acceptance of others and set out to please everybody in exchange for acceptance, but it did not work either. How much can a human being take? We all should open our hearts to suffering souls; I can bet Chrystal would have been with us today had she been given the chance because she had big dreams like any of us! There are many suffering souls around us, but we shy away from them because we do not want to be bothered! My heart goes to her kids and her family. RIP Chrystal! And to all the struggling souls out there, suicide is not an alternative; please seek help and keep trying even if no one cares. To Jeremy, do not take this hard on yourself; you just happened to be at the wrong place and time. May God bless you for the loving moments that you showed Chrystal during her final hours; she needed assurance of love and you provided for her! Of course God’s unconditional love was always there for her.
Debbi B May 08, 2012 at 06:24 PM
I to knew Chrystal for almost 4 years, I was blessed and a better person to have known her, she was full of life, loved life, loved her kids, and was always there to listen. She unfortunately did have mental health issues that took over her life, but in the end I know that she would NOT want Jeremy to blame himself for this! I know that that is easier said than done but I believe in my heart that she did this to not only end the demons that had taken over her but also to give her beautiful children the best chance at life! She was a very unselfish person! All who knew her in good times and in bad are somehow forever intertwined! I love you Chrystal and I hope you have finally found the peace and happiness that none of us on earth could give you! You put three amazing children in this world who deserve to know how much you loved them and how much you tried to give them what they needed! You will never be a failure in our eyes! My life has been forever touched by you! Rest in peace my friend rest in peace!
Duane Tweeten May 08, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Dear Friends of Chrystal Freed, Your comments posted here about Chystal show that she touched so many people over the years. The feelings of sorrow and helplessness overwhelm us at this time. Those of us who knew here at Brookfield Lutheran Church are deeply saddened by the news of her death. We want to provide a place where everyone can gather to remember and support one another through the pain and sorrow. We want to gather to receive comfort and hope in the grace of our Savior, Jesus Christ. You are all invited to attend a memorial service for Chrystal on Saturday, May 19, at 9:00 AM at Brookfield Lutheran Church, 18500 W. Burleigh Road, Brookfield. Please pass this information about the service to friends and family that would like to attend. If you have any questions about the service call Mary Miller at the church office at 262-783-4270. Ask to speak with Pastor Whitfield if you have any needs that would require pastoral help. Trusting in God's love and comfort, Duane Tweeten Director of Discipleship & Outreach Brookfield Lutheran Church
Duane Tweeten May 09, 2012 at 11:52 PM
To Friends of Chrystal Freed, Anticipating the question about memorial gifts for Chrystal, Brookfield Lutheran Church will be receiving gifts in Chrystal’s memory for the care and benefit of Chrystal’s children. Gifts will be distributed for the immediate needs or education purposes to all three children. Please make checks payable to Brookfield Lutheran Church noting Chrystal Freed in the memo line. These can be brought to the church for the memorial service or mailed to the church 18500 W. Burleigh Rd., Brookfield, WI 53045 Sincerely, Duane Tweeten Brookfield Lutheran Church
aleah ross May 10, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Does anyone know where she was living? I recently gave her all of her photo albums I was holding on to for her until she got well so she wouldnt lose them. I wanted them to go to her children. I am afraid they are now lost forever. If anyone knows anything please let me know. Thank you!
H.J.M May 10, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Aleah, could you please email me at mentzel9088@gmail.com, I would really appreciate it. I know for sure EM has a lot of photos. I am not sure if these are the photo albums you are talking about or not. We do have some information about where some of her belongings are and maybe that is where the albums are. I am not sure. Please email me, thank you in advance!
aleah ross May 10, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Debbie B can you email me worldenergy83@yahoo.com I talked with the church they mentioned you might be in need of pictures. I live in oconomowoc let me know if I can help.
never2late May 11, 2012 at 01:47 PM
So, so sad. I did not know this poor woman, but can only assume that she experienced unbearable amounts of mistreatment in life. Whether it be, as some mentioned above, due to being disregarded by men in her life; or whether it be unfair mistreatment by co-workers or untrustworthy friends. A human being, especially one with a tender heart, can only take so much. This should be a lesson to all of us. Yes, sticks and stones may break our bones but words CAN kill you!! I know that psychologists will tell you that you can't make anyone feel any way they don't want to feel, but they are wrong there. You CAN cause someone to feel useless, unloved, and unworthy by harsh words...and, yes, it CAN be maddening. This world is filled with so much hate. Hopefully, she did not take this drastic action due to the words of a few unimportant and insensitive individuals out there who should've been raised to know better. Jeremy, I don't know you either, but I pray that you can forgive yourself...this was NOT your fault.
Sara May 14, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Does anyone know if there was ever an obituary for Chrystal? If so could you email me a copy or the link to the page/paper because I would like to have a copy. mccarthy_80@yahoo.com
Heatner Montgomery May 14, 2012 at 06:52 PM
We will be holding a Memorial for Chrystal May 19th from 2-5 pm at the warming house at Iverson Park in Stevens Point/ Park Ridge. The lodge is located at the end of Hillcrest Dr at the top of the hill. Her obituary will be in the Stevens Point Journal this week
Heatner Montgomery May 14, 2012 at 06:53 PM
We will be holding a Memorial for Chrystal May 19th from 2-5 pm at the warming house at Iverson Park in Stevens Point/ Park Ridge. The lodge is located at the end of Hillcrest Dr at the top of the hill. Her obituary will be in the Stevens Point Journal this week
Carrie May 15, 2012 at 02:15 AM
Jean, I was the survivor of a car accident where my sister in law died. I am so thankful still to a stranger (I never knew his name) who helped me find my purse and cell phone that were thrown from our car. I was able to reach out and touch his shoulder which I needed more than anything at that moment of shock.
Nicole Zeroth May 15, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Thank you for putting the information of the service up. Chrystal's family and friends are in the prayers of her former coworkers and families that she worked with. To us, she will always be a fun loving, kind, passionate person who had a great love of life. If anyone knows if anything can be done for her children (money, childcare where they know the staff or anything) please email me at nicolezeroth@yahoo.com. To Jeremy, my prayers are with you, your family and friends. Again, I will say this is not your fault. If you need any resources or support or even some monies to get support please reach out.
ashleigh landis May 15, 2012 at 07:42 PM
I went to WCTC with Chrystal but lost touch after graduation. I knew she had many demons, but always had a smiling face. RIP and I wish the best for her kids -ashleigh landis
Heatner Montgomery May 16, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Link to her obituary- http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/stevenspointjournal/obituary.aspx?n=chrystal-lynn-freed&pid=157649761&FBNF=ShareObitAt&refsvce=facebook#.T7PIUcq-T6Y.facebook
NunYa May 20, 2012 at 06:48 PM
She wasnt trying to commit suicide! she was walking and the truck hit her. no idea why? but she did NOT try to commit suicide! this shouldnt even say she tried to because they dont think it is suicide any more! Why are people so dumb?!
Jean Z. May 21, 2012 at 05:06 AM
To NunYa, I'm sorry for your loss, but I was an eyewitness to the accident. I can tell you without a doubt that she was NOT just walking in the road. I saw her final act, you did not. Please don't make me share details on here, it would hurt too many people. Like Pastor Whitfield said on Saturday "do not let your heart be troubled". Please remember her like she was when she was happy. She is with Jesus now, she is safe, she is loved, she is at peace. Let it go...
Jean Z. May 21, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Thank you so much for posting this information here. I attended the service and was very moved by Pastor Whitfield's sermon. I was also blessed to be able to see the beautiful photo collage put together by her family. I hope everyone who attended take the pastor's words to heart, we need to stop troubling and start healing. Thanks again.
aleah ross May 23, 2012 at 12:32 PM
jean would you please email me worldenergy83@yahoo.com I have a question for you?
Jason o March 04, 2013 at 02:37 AM
To Jean z. This is Jason that is named in the earlier comments and I would like to speak to you please contact me josteen9@gmail.com
FUCK YOU May 21, 2013 at 11:47 PM
i just wanted to say, all u fucks dont know what ur talkin about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! have fun pretending that u think u know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fuck all of u!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FUCK YOU May 21, 2013 at 11:59 PM
Hey John D. Ur an idiot! did u ever think that u have been lied to?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! motherfucker! not all her kids are in foster homes and she did not!!!!!!!!!!!!!! did not raise all her children by herself!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so why dont u go fuck ur self and die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FUCK YOU May 22, 2013 at 12:04 AM
all of u that say u know her, are full of shit. I've know her for 32 years and all of u make me sick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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