The surviving driver in a head-on crash in which an Illinois man died was ticketed for texting while driving and operating left of center.
Liza Kay Johnson, 17, entered not guilty pleas to the two citations before her scheduled appearance in Grant County Circuit Court in Lancaster Monday.
Johnson was driving north on Wisconsin 133 Sept. 18 around 5:30 p.m. when her car collided with a tractor–trailer driven by Carlos F. Martinez, 44, Aurora, Ill., one-half mile north of Clauer Lane. Martinez’s semi caught fire after the crash.
Martinez died at UW Hospital in Madison, where he was airlifted by Med Flight helicopter after the crash.