7 Milwaukee-area campers hurt when car crashed into tent at campground; driver arrested

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Stacy Smith

VILLAGE OF BAGLEY — Authorities have arrested a driver accused of crashing into a tent at a campground in southwestern Wisconsin, injuring seven people on Saturday August 12th.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. at the River of Lakes campground in Bagley.

Grant County sheriff’s officials said 32-year-old Stacy Smith from Fennimore was driving traveling south on Campground Road when she attempted to make a left turn.

Smith lost control of the vehicle and came to a rest after hitting a tent that contained seven people in their 20s. She then backed over the tent again.

Authorities said six of the injured are from Milwaukee and one is from Brookfield. They range in age from 24 to 28. They were taken to hospitals in Lancaster and Prairie du Chien. Three were then taken by air to UW Hospital in Madison. Their conditions have not been released.

Smith was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, causing great bodily harm.