Sentencing in October for Amherst Woman Convicted in OWI Fatal Crash

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A 24-year-old Amherst woman convicted of killing one person during a drunk driving crash last fall is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

Investigator say Hanna Schacht was driving drunk when she struck another vehicle killing Daniel Wetzel,51. Richard Wetzel, 31, was injured in the crash. The crash happened at 10:20 a.m. September 15 on Buelow Road near County Road D in the Town of Lenark, near Amherst.

According to the Portage County Sheriff's Department, Richard Wetzel was turning eastbound out of his driveway on Buelow road when an eastbound vehicle driven by Schacht struck the rear of Wetzel's vehicle causing it to strike a tree.

Witnesses told investigators Schacht was speeding at the time of the crash and had been drinking the night before.

According to the Stevens Point Journal, Schacht was charged in 2012 with failing to report an accident that caused a death in Woodstock, Ill.

A sentencing date has been scheduled for October 7.


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