December 17, 2014

‘Hill-jumping’ crash leads to jail time

A young Campbellsport woman will go to jail for causing a “hill-jumping” crash that killed and injured a car load of girls. Fond du Lac County Judge Dale English Monday sentenced 19-year-old Carly Ottery to one year in jail with work and school release privileges. She’ll also have to serve six year’s probation and community service on the three charges of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

The courtroom for the sentencing was packed with family, friends and acquaintances of the three girls killed in the February 4 rollover crash. 

Among those who spoke was one of the five injured in the crash. “People forgot about how wonderful Carly really is,” said Haley Fricke.

Sabrina Stahl, Katie Berg and Caitlin Scannel were killed in the incident. Berg’s mother, Bonnie, said even grown men shed tears over the death of the girls. Stahl’s mother, Candy, talked about wanting to have one more chances to hug her daughter.

Prosecutors only asked for probation in the case, but the judge decided on jail time.

Bob Nelson-KFIZ contributed to this report