CLARK COUNTY, Wis. — A Clark County man was sentenced Monday to three years in prison after being convicted of knowingly operating a vehicle with a suspended license in a town of Hixon crash that killed a 31-year-old Stanley woman.
Jacob Person was convicted Monday in Clark County Circuit Court in connection with the October 2017 crash. A charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle was dismissed at Monday’s hearing. According to court documents, items related to heroin use were discovered at the crash scene.
According to a news release from the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, Person was driving an SUV westbound on Bridge Road when he tried to pass a manure spreader that was also traveling westbound. Person’s vehicle struck the front driver’s side tractor tire, causing the SUV to roll and ejecting his passenger, 31-year-old Tasha Ley.
Ley died of her injuries before reaching an area hospital. Person was transported to a local hospital for treatment and turned himself into police after he was released, according to court filings.
The driver of the tractor, a 56-year-old man, was not injured.
Person will also serve three years on extended supervision.