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Monahan charged in 2011 homicide
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SHULLSBURG—Charges were filed from a vehicle rollover accident in 2011 where a 21-year-old woman died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Kyle L. Monahan, 23 of Shullsburg, faces three felony charges: homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle, a Class D felony punishable by up to 25 years imprisonment and a $100,000 fine; homicide by use of vehicle with PAC, a Class D felony punishable by up to 25 years imprisonment and a $100,000 fine; and homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle, a Class G felony punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment and a $25,000 fine. All of the charges include revocation of operating privileges for up to five years.
According to the complaint, the charges stem from an accident where Rebecca Cushman, a 21-year-old Maine woman, died from injuries sustained in a vehicle rollover. Monahan was reportedly driving Cushman’s vehicle after consuming alcoholic beverages at a Shullsburg establishment and a private residence. Monahan lost control of the vehicle while driving eastbound on Dunbarton Road in the town of Shullsburg at approximately 8 p.m. The vehicle reportedly left the roadway, traveled through a ditch line north of the roadway, crashed through a fence, struck a berm and sent the vehicle airborn. Both Cushman and Monahan were ejected from the vehicle, which landed on its roof.
While assisting at the scene, an officer reported that he overheard Monahan say, “That will be the last time I drink and drive.”
Monahan was transported via