Sentence handed down in fatal crash

Laurie Garcia
Laurie Garcia (Fond du Lac Co. Sheriff's Office)

FOND DU LAC – A woman convicted of causing a fatal traffic crash was sentenced Wednesday to a year in jail and four years probation.

Laurie Garcia, 51, was convicted of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle for the Aug. 14 crash which killed Kathleen Fee.

Garcia was passing vehicles on Highway 23, forcing Fee to take evasive action. Fee then lost control of her vehicle, hit another vehicle, was ejected and died.

Garcia must also perform 50 hours of community service each year, including talking to students.

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