Police: Father, daughter killed by drunk driver in Racine County


CALEDONIA, Wis. (WBAY) – Authorities in Racine County say they arrested a drunk driver after he caused a crash that killed a father and his 9-year-old daughter.

WISN-TV reports the 25-year-old man was driving a pick-up truck Friday evening when he rear-ended a sedan occupied by Kevin and Emily Dalley. They did not survive.

“Another motorist saw it and called it in to dispatch,” said Caledonia Police Lt. Gary Larsen. “When our officers got there, they tried to render aid to the little girl and the father. Sadly, the little girl was already deceased on the scene.”

A 6-year-old girl was also in the sedan and suffered injuries. She was taken to a hospital. A family member told WISN-TV that she suffered minor injuries. One of her baby teeth was knocked out.

The accused drunk driver faces two homicide counts. Police say this is his second drunk driving offense.

Speed may have also been a factor in the crash.

The community is showing its support for the family of the victims. A fundraising page has already raised thousands of dollars. Care packages were also dropped off at the victims’ home.

“You don’t realize the lives that are lived, and when something so tragic like this happens, how we need each other for that,” said neighbor Ken Dahlin.

CLICK HERE to read WISN-TV’s full report.



We welcome comments and civil discussions.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s