November 1, 2014

Man held in fatal drunk driving crash

A Fond du Lac County man has been charged in a fatal drunk driving crash in northwest Wisconsin. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said it happened about 9:00 Monday night on Highway 8 near Almena.

A vehicle driven by 62 year-old Gary Clark of Brandon failed to stop at an intersection with Highway 8, and struck a vehicle driven by 64-year-old Kathleen-Smith of Rice Lake. Smith died at the scene, and her grandson, 17 year old James Smith, was taken to Cumberland Hospital with non life threatening injuries.

Clark is currently in the Barron County jail. Highway 8 was closed about 4 hours after the accident.

Kurt Mayer, WXCE