Wisconsin crash kills Iowa City man
Driver charged with homicide, driving drunk
Gazette staff and Associated Press
JUNEAU, Wis. — A Wisconsin woman accused of killing an Iowa City man in a head-on collision Sunday has been charged with homicide, court records show.
Daniel D. Christ, 40, died when his motorcycle was struck by a car driven by Darcy L. Schehr, 27, of Hartford, Wis., around 8 a.m. Sunday, authorities said.
The accident happened on Highway 60 west of Hartford in Dodge County, Sheriff’s Department Capt. Rodney Kreitzman said. That is about 40 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
Schehr was driving east when she entered Christ’s lane, Kreitzman said. Christ tried to avoid the collision but Schehr’s car swerved beyond the white fog line and struck the motorcycle , he said.
Schehr was charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, a Class D felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison. She was released from jail after posting $2,500 cash bond. Her next court appearance, in Juneau, has been set for Aug. 2.
She was not injured in the accident, Kreitzman said. Barb McFarland, secretary of the Pure Stodge Touring Association in Iowa City, said Christ was attending the international rally of the BMW motorcyle owners’ group at West Bend, Wis.
She said Christ was married and the father of a son and was involved in his church and sang in the choir.
‘‘He is a lifetime member of the BMW Motorcyle Owners Association, and he’s been the (local chapter) president for the past four or five years,’’ she said. ‘‘He’s a really nice guy.’’
He was known for being safety conscious, always wearing his helmet, eye protection and other gear, McFarland said.
FYI, She was released on $2,500.00 bond. I guess life is cheap.
I think a letter writting campaign to the Dodge County District Attorney is in order:
Steven G. Bauer
Dodge County District Attorney
127 E. Oak Street
Juneau, Wisconsin 53039-1329
To retain credibility please be respectful in your comments. If you would like to send me the letters so I can personally deliver them to him send them to:
Cabranes Law Offices
1442 N. Memorial Drive
Racine, Wisconsin 53404
I think its time our voices were heard. BTW, contact your local HOG Chapters, GWRRA, etc and get them to write too. This concerns all of us regardless of the brand we ride.