Eau Claire woman charged in crash that killed 4



Chippewa County (WQOW) – More than a year after a crash in Chippewa County killed four people, the driver of the vehicle has been charged in their deaths.

Cara Stevens, from Eau Claire, is charged with four counts of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, and four counts of reckless driving causing harm.

 

Police reconstruction shows that on May 27, 2017, Stevens blew through a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 64 and County Highway G near Cornell, t-boning a truck.

Three passengers in her car were killed, as well as a passenger in the truck. Stevens told investigators she had passed an Amish buggy and believed she was looking in a mirror. She said when she looked up, she didn’t have time to avoid the crash.

Crash reconstruction showed Stevens would have had to be looking away for 8.25 seconds to avoid seeing a stop sign. The investigation concluded it is likely she was not paying attention to the road.

If convicted on all charges, Stevens faces 43.5 years in prison. Her initial appearance is October 9.

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley

Stephen Kelley joined the News 18 team in August 2006. He is currently the 10:00 PM Evening Anchor/Producer.

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