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Jury convicts man for drunken driving death

Published On: Oct 09 2013 02:12:36 PM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. -

A jury convicted a Shullsburg man of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle for a crash that killed a woman in Lafayette County in August 2011.

Kyle Monahan, 24, was also convicted on Tuesday of homicide while operating a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration and homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

Rebecca L. Cushman, 21, of Dixfield, Maine, died after a crash on Dunbarton Road, about a mile east of Shullsburg near the intersection of Lavery Road an Aug. 21, 2011. Monahan was flown to a hospital in Rockford, Ill., after the crash.

Deputies said excessive speed was a factor in the crash, and victims weren't wearing seat belts.

Monahan is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 23.

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