Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Teenager's Traffic Death
The state Justice Department announced this afternoon that Deputy Trisha Stratman is accused of one count of homicide by negligent use of a vehicle. Six months ago yesterday, Stratman's squad car collided with a second car, driven by teenager Brandon Jennings of Holmen. Jennings died after pulling onto Highway 35, and into the path of the squad car. Stratman was headed to Holmen to help break up a bar fight. The deputy will make her first court appearance on charge in Judge Dale Pasell's courtroom on February 4th.