Driver in Triple Fatal Campbellsport Crash Sentenced

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

UPDATE: 4/11 at 6:05 p.m

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) -- A 19-year-old Campbellsport woman has been ordered to pay more than $70,000 in restitution for an SUV crash that killed three of her friends in 2011.

Carly Ottery was sentenced in November to one year in jail. She also was placed on probation for six years and ordered to serve 600 hours of community service.

Prosecutors say Ottery was driving more than 100 mph when she lost control of an SUV filled with friends from Campbellsport High School.

Fifteen-year-old Sabrina Stahl, 16-year-old Katie Berg and 17-year-old Caitlin Scannell were killed.

The Fond du Lac Reporter reports a restitution hearing was held Wednesday.

The money will be used by the families of the three girls killed in the crash to erect benches in memory of their daughters at the gravesites.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 11/5/12 at 4:01 p.m.

A Cambellsport teen accused of causing a high-speed crash that left three classmates dead will spend one year in jail.

In July, Carly Ottery, now 19, pleaded no contest to three counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

Fifteen-year-old Sabrina Stahl, 16-year-old Katie Berg and 17-year-old Caitlin Scannell were killed when Ottery lost control on February 4. There were also five other passengers in the vehicle who did survive. Prosecutors say Ottery was driving more than 100 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

According to WLUK-TV, more than 150 letters from friends, family and community members asking for Ottery to avoid jail time were sent to the prosecutor in case. The pleas for leniency include short handwritten notes to multiple page letters. Parents of at least one of the victims also asks for Ottery to avoid being put behind bars, saying "We do not want Carly to be incarcerated...she is smart, loving and caring."

Only a small handful of the letters ask for Ottery to be sent to prison. Including a note stating, "She needs to pay for this."

Special prosecutor Christian Gossett recommended five years probation, but a judge sentenced her to the jail time as well as five years probation after she is released. She will be able to leave jail for work, school and counseling.

Ottery will also have to perform 100 hours of community service during each year of probation; including speaking with school groups about the dangers of speeding and working with special needs individuals.


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