MADISON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Police documents released Thursday show that the Pennsylvania woman who was killed in a collision with the WI state Senate minority leader was traveling at 100 mph (161 kph) at the time of the collision.
Alyssa Ortman, 27, and her daughter, Khaleesi Fink, 5, were killed in a July 22 car wreck while driving her vehicle. In an initial report, the Ashland Daily Press reported details of the vehicle inspections. According to other documents, state troopers discovered a vape pen in Ortman’s car that contained Delta8, a compound similar to marijuana. A drug screen is still pending.
Democrat Sen. Janet Bewley, 70, had just pulled onto a highway into the path of Ortman’s car when they collided. The car then spun across the median of a highway and into the path of another vehicle.
The police have previously reported that Bewley was distracted by a hands-free mobile phone at the time of the crash. According to Bewley, she had cataract surgery on one eye the day before the crash, but her eyesight was fine. Charges have not yet been filed by Ashland County District Attorney, David Meany.