Driver charged with crash that killed woman in Suamico

SUAMICO, Wis. (WBAY) - A 21-year-old woman is dead following a single-vehicle crash in the Village of Suamico and the driver is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Savannah Dumas mug shot

The victim was identified Thursday afternoon as Megan Frehse from Green Bay.

Savannah Dumas, 20, is being held on $25,000 cash bond. She's also from Green Bay.

At about 11:26 p.m., Brown County deputies responded to the crash on CTH J/Lakeview Dr, south of Norfield Rd.

The Sheriff's Office says the car was traveling south on CTH J when it missed a curve in the road and went into the east ditch. The car hit an embankment and overturned.

"Alcohol is a factor," reads a statement from the Brown County Sheriff's Office.

There were three women in the car.

Frehse was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 23-year-old woman was taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Dumas, the driver, refused transport to the hospital, according to the Sheriff's Office.

A criminal complaint filed Thursday says Dumas admitted she was driving and blew a 0.123% on a portable Breathalyzer, more than 50% above the legal limit for people 21 and over.

The surviving passenger told investigators the three had been drinking at "several establishments" and "they all had several mixed drinks throughout the night."

A deputy found a purse in the car containing two drivers licenses -- one for Dumas and another for a 21-year-old woman the deputy says resembles Dumas.

Dumas was booked in the Brown County Jail and charged Thursday with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and first-offense OWI causing injury. The OWI homicide charge carries up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

A court commissioner ordered that if she posts the $25,000 bond, Dumas will have to wear an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet, must abstain from alcohol, and have no contact with the surviving passenger.

Action 2 News reporter Brittany Schmidt was in court for Dumas's appearance and says there was a large support system there for her in court. We'll have more details tonight on Action 2 News.



 
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