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Woman dies after car accident

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Gazette Staff
May 16, 2008
— A Jefferson woman died Thursday and a Lake Mills woman faces charges after a May 8 accident.

Trisha A. Kerr, 30, died at University Hospital in Madison from injuries sustained in the crash, according to a news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.


Kerr’s Ford Focus was hit by an oncoming Ford Expedition driven by Jennifer L. Yelk, 30, at 8:14 p.m. May 8 on Ziebell Road west of Zabel Lane. The Expedition drifted onto the wrong side of the road before returning to the westbound lane, the release said.


Kerr apparently tried to avoid the Expedition, but it struck Kerr’s car, knocking it backward and onto its roof.


Yelk was treated and released at Fort Atkinson Memorial Health Services. She is scheduled to appear in court today on a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, said Detective Sgt. Lawrence Lee of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department. It was reported as her fourth arrest on a drunken-driving charge, he said.



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