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Driver may not face any charges in Richfield fatal head-on collision

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RICHFIELD (WITI) -- A newborn boy will never see his father. Jeff Hasby was killed in a head on crash on New Year's Day in Richfield. His family says the driver who hit him was impaired, but we're now learning that driver may not face any criminal charges.

Tyler Hust, the driver of the car that crossed the center line and hit Hasby's car has received three citations in the case -- something the victim's wife is not happy about.

"Jase doesn't have his dad. Tyler wakes up every morning and gets to do what he wants. I wake up every morning and ask 'is this really my life?' It's extremely unfortunate just because it's a newer drug or something that's not as well-known as other drugs, that it just gets pushed off. It just gets pushed to the side and something like this just goes away. How do I tell my son why his father's not here?" Katey Hasby said.

In the future, Katey Hasby will have to tell her son Jase that his father was killed when she was 12 weeks pregnant. The couple was headed to get ice cream near their home when an oncoming car, driven by 21-year-old Hust collided with the Hasby's car, head on.

Katey was injured, and Jeff was killed.

While the criminal investigation hasn't officially been closed, Katey Hasby says it looks like Hust will only get two traffic citations and a citation for having drug paraphernalia.

Hust's blood test came back positive for K2 -- a synthetic marijuana -- something that's illegal to own and sell, but whether it makes someone legally impaired is a gray area.

"I think something needs to go further. You can't just dismiss the fact that there's drugs in someone's system, and because it's not well-known, you can't just dismiss that fact. There has to be more testing right away. Something needs to be changed to look at this and someone is held responsible," Katey Hasby said.

Hust's lawyer says the accident was a terrible tragedy, and says Hust feels a tremendous amount of guilty in his heart and conscience.

However, that doesn't mean they agree that the accident is the result of a criminal action.

"He gets a couple citations that are most likely going to go away. Something has to be done," Katey Hasby said.

More blood testing is being done. Gov. Walker signed a bill banning K2 in Wisconsin back in 2011.

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