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Brandon Man Charged With Drunken Driving Homicide


A Fond du Lac County man has been charged in a fatal drunk driving crash in northwest Wisconsin. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says it happened about 9:00 Monday night on Highway 8 near Almena. He says a pickup truck failed to stop at a stop sign on 8th Street and struck a vehicle traveling on Highway 8 killing the driver and injuring a 17-year-old passenger. The driver of the truck was arrested for homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle. He's identified as 62 year-old Gary Clark of Brandon. The victim was 64 year old Kathleen-Smith of Rice Lake. She died at the scene. Her grandson, 17-year old James Smith of Rice Lake was taken to Cumberland Hospital with non life threatening injuries. Clark is currently being held in the Barron County jail.

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Anonymous commented on 24-Jul-2013 07:10 AM3 out of 5 stars
Bet he gets more than 90 days plus probation
Victim's Famly Member commented on 02-Mar-2018 09:37 AM3 out of 5 stars
This man killed my aunt. He served just under one year. The horror that my cousin's son lives with...he was with grandma, is another tragedy in itself. This single act has affected our whole family in ways that Mr. Clark will never understand!

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