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Woman charged with homicide in fatal Monroe Co. crash

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SPARTA, Wis. (WXOW) - A fatal crash earlier this month near Warrens leads to homicide charges against a Waunakee woman. 

The Monroe County District Attorney's Office said that Carrie J. Herbst, 41, is charged with 1st Degree Reckless Homicide and Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle.

The criminal complaint said that on the night of October 3, she was heading east on I-94 near Warrens when she left the interstate near Three Bears Resort. She then turned around, went up the exit ramp, and headed west in the eastbound lanes for about a mile before she hit other vehicles. 

One person died of injuries in the crash while two others were seriously hurt according to authorities. 

Herbst was later arrested and charged in the case. She appeared in Monroe County Circuit Court on Wednesday where she was given a $15,000 cash bond. According to online court records, the bond was posted. 

She is due back in court on January 10, 2022.