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West Bend man charged in fatal on Highway 33

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Ryan M. Muth, 34, of West Bend has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with an accident March 6 on Highway 33.
That accident closed a portion of the highway for several hours as emergency crews responded to a vehicle, driven by Muth, that crossed the centerline, struck another car killing the driver.  That driver was later identified as 55-year-old Tammy Lea Kempf of Manawa.
The criminal complaint indicates Muth had six drinks starting at 10 a.m.
Records show Muth also had a pair of prior drunk driving convictions in 2006 and 2009.

Muth is being held on $25,000 bail in the Washington County Jail.

He will appear before Judge Todd K. Martens at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17 for an initial appearance.

Photo courtesy the Washington County Sheriff’s.

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