A Campbellsport teenager is facing three counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, following a crash earlier this year that killed three others. Eighteen-year-old Carly Ottery was behind the wheel of an SUV last February with eight other people in the vehicle. She was allegedly going 100 miles per hour when she lost control, rolling the vehicle and killing three teens.
Fond du Lac County District Attorney Dan Kaminsky says it’s a tragic case, and he believes the right resolution will be reached. He says there’s a good possibility of a plea agreement that will address consequences for Ottery’s actions and that will get her the help she needs in coping with the loss of her friends.
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Kaminsky says there were several conflicts of interest, which is why they asked for the Winnebago County DA’s Office to provide a special prosecutor to handle the case. Ottery was a babysitter for a secretary in the District Attorney’s office and the DA is friends with one of her relatives.
Ottery made her first court appearance Tuesday morning in Fond du Lac County court. She faces up to five years in prison if convicted.
Bob Nelson, KFIZ