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Man arrested after woman killed in suspected OWI crash

Published On: Dec 24 2013 10:12:10 AM CST
Updated On: Oct 14 2013 03:36:31 PM CDT
Craig Michael Seefeldt

Craig Michael Seefeldt

ELKHORN, Wis. -

A Whitewater woman was killed when her SUV was rear-ended by a car driven by a suspected drunken driver, according to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to Highway 89 south of Island Road in the town of Whitewater at 4:53 p.m. on Sunday for a report of a two-vehicle crash.

Investigators said a car driven by Craig Michael Seefeldt, 50, of Whitewater crashed into the back of an SUV driven by Melissa Patrick, 40, of Whitewater, as she was slowing to enter a driveway. The SUV was forced into the ditch and overturned.

Patrick was ejected during the rollover. A girl riding in the SUV was taken to Fort Atkinson Hospital with moderate injuries.

Seefeldt was arrested on suspicion of OWI causing homicide, OWI causing injury and reckless driving endangering safety.

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