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39-year-old father, 9-year-old daughter killed by drunk driver in Caledonia

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RACINE COUNTY -- Caledonia police tell FOX6 News a father and daughter are dead after a drunk driver rear-ended their vehicle near 4 Mile Road and Old Farm Road in Caledonia Friday evening, November 25th.

Caledonia police are investigating this crash. It happened shortly before 4:45 p.m.

Caledonia crash

Caledonia crash

According to police, a sedan and truck were both traveling east on 4 Mile Road when the sedan made a stop to make a turn on Old Farm Road -- that's when the truck following behind, driven by a 25-year-old Racine man, rear-ended the sedan at a high rate of speed.

Caledonia crash

Caledonia crash

Police say a 39-year-old father and his nine-year-old daughter, traveling in the sedan were killed in the crash. The victims have been identified as 39-year-old Kevin Dalley and nine-year-old Emily Dalley of Racine.

Another daughter in the car, a 6-year-old, was transported to Wheaton Franciscan Hospital with injuries -- she is expected to be OK.

The driver of the truck has been arrested on two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle. This is his second OWI. His injuries are unknown at this time. FOX6 News is not releasing the driver's name at this time because he has not yet been charged.

Caledonia crash

Caledonia crash

Caledonia crash

Caledonia crash

Speed is also believed to be a factor in this crash.

"When you do an investigation like this you're kind of doing it for the family. There's nothing that will put this family's lives back together. It's the holiday season, their holidays will never be the same. All because some guy has to go out and drink and drive and do something horrible," said Lieutenant Gary Larsen, Caledonia Police Department.

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The family of the victims have set up a fundraising site for the Kevin's remaining two daughters' college funds, CLICK HERE to donate.

Caledonia police were assisted by the State Patrol and Mount Pleasant Police Department with the crash.

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  • deletedagain

    I know this family will never a have a happy Thanksgiving or Christmas for the rest of their lives. Too bad our law makers don’t care. Freaking drunks should be shot on sight since the state will not do anything.

  • Street Justice

    How about putting the Drunk Driver’s name and putting him out on the streets where real justice can be served and tax money saved.

  • Sad

    Incredibly sorry to this family. I can’t imagine. I was trying to get through that way today to pick up one of my children and had to go a couple miles around to get through. I knew it was bad by the amount of emergency vehicles/lights I could see. I was sure hoping it wasn’t this bad. We go past this spot multiple times a day….I am just heartbroken for this mom and her other 2 children. Please punish these criminals more harshly. This happens too often.

  • deletedagain

    Shame on the drunk and shame on the law makers who ignore this problem and shame on the people responsible for deleting my previous comment calling it like it is..

  • tiffamarie

    It’s time for Wisconsin to wake up and get stricker laws regarding Drinking and Driving! 1 offense is too many! I am sick to see this happen again and again!

  • Paul

    Every politician in this state, that supports really sad drunk driving laws, is responsible for this death and every other accident involving drunk drivers due to their unwillingness to do a damn thing about it. Multiple offenders are allowed to drive carelessly on our highways and then they are shocked when bad things happen.

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