Lac du Flambeau woman convicted of fatal pedestrian crash gets 4 years prison

Laurie Wildcat, 25, hit a man with her SUV resulting in his death
Published: Nov. 20, 2023 at 7:32 AM CST
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EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (WSAW) - A Lac du Flambeau woman convicted in a fatal hit-and-run case will spend 4 years in prison.

Laurie Wildcat, 25, hit a man with her SUV resulting in his death. It happened on June 16, 2022. A 31-year-old man died at the scene.

Wildcat agreed to the terms of a plea agreement in September. She pleaded guilty to hit and run involving death. Three other charges were dismissed.

Investigators responded to Highway 51 near State Highway 70 East in Arbor Vitae. That location is near Little Muskie Lake. According to court documents, Wildcat said she was southbound on Highway 51 when a man stepped out into traffic. Wildcat said the victim was a family friend and was trying to find him to give him a ride home.

Investigators said the crash likely occurred around 12:30 a.m. A passerby who stopped to help said Wildcat said she hit a deer and did not need help. Wildcat then left the scene to return to the bar where she worked to call 911.

She’ll also spend 4 years on extended supervision following her release from prison.