FDL County Man Charged In Fatal Drunk Driving Accident

(WRN) A Fond du Lac County man has been arrested on charges of “Homicide By Intoxicted Use Of A Vehicle” steming from 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.  Fitzgerald says the suspect’s truck apparently ran a stop sign and struck the vehicle being driven by the 64-year-old victim on Highway 8.  The suspect is 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 in the Barron County jail. Highway 8 was closed about 4 hours after the accident.