FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - A Plymouth woman accused of causing a fatal crash in Fond du Lac County Wednesday has been formally charged.
51-year-old Laurie Garcia is charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle after appearing in court Thursday morning. A judge set her bond at $25,000 cash.
Garcia was passing a line of cars on Highway 23 east of Fond du Lac and 53-year-old Kathleen Fee who was in the oncoming lane went onto the shoulder of the road to avoid her. Fee lost control of her car and crossed over the centerline hitting a car driven by 41-year-old Mark Feldner of St. Cloud.
Fee wasn’t wearing a seat belt, was thrown from her car and died at the scene.
Feldner suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Garcia was pulled over on Highway 151 near Waupun. Witnesses reported she was passing cars both before and after the accident.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 12th.
(Additional reporting by KFIZ reporter Bob Nelson)