MADISON – A woman in Pennsylvania who died in a fatal car crash involving Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley was going 100 mph at the time, Wisconsin State Patrol says.
New records show 27-year-old Alyssa Ortman was traveling 100 mph when the accident occurred in Ashland on July 22, killing herself and her 5-year-old daughter Khaleesi Fink.
Police say they located what seems to be a Delta-8-THC vape pen. They are still investigating whether or not the substance was in her system at the time of impact.
Police say Bewley, Democratic representative of the 25th Senate District, was pulling out of a beach in Lake Superior right into the path of a vehicle occupied my Ortman. Ortman’s car collided with Bewley’s causing it to spin across Highway 2 and was subsequently hit by another vehicle driven by Jodi Munson of Washburn, according to the Journal.
According to police, Ortman’s daughter died on the scene while Ortman was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead there.
Brandon Fink, the father of the 5-year-old, filed a wrongful death lawsuit this month against Bewley, Munson, Ortman and three insurance companies, according to the Journal.
Fink is accusing all three parties of negligence that led to his daughter’s death saying they all failed “proper lookout.” He says Bewely was distracted while Ortman didn’t control her car.