Woman charged in fatal crash

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WAUPACA – A New London woman has been charged in connection with a 2012 crash that killed an Iola man.

Heather D. Schmidt, 38, faces counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and homicide by use of a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content.

Dylan Thorne, 18, was killed in the July 19, 2012 crash on Hwy. E in the town of St. Lawrence. Authorities say Schmidt crossed the center line in her pickup truck and hit Thorne’s car head-on. Thorne was pronounced dead at the scene.

Schmidt is scheduled to make her initial appearance in Waupaca County court March 14.

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