The case of a Waukesha woman accused of negligent homicide in a 2014 fatal crash that killed a Pewaukee teenager could soon come to an end.
Danica Molina, 20, is scheduled to enter a plea in the case on Dec. 22 in Waukesha County Circuit Court, according to online court records. Judge Lee Dreyfus will preside over the hearing and is scheduled to sentence Molina the same day.
Molina, a Waukesha North High School alumna, stands accused of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.
A criminal complaint said she was driving, and had 15-year-old Alyse Krauss as a passenger, on Aug. 2, 2014, when she lost control of her car and crashed it into a tree near Ryan Road and Bayberry Drive in the town of Lisbon. According to the complaint, the girls were headed to softball tryouts.
Krauss was severely injured in the accident and died a few days later. She was a freshman at Waukesha North.
Molina's car reportedly swerved off the road when rounding a bend near the site of the accident. A witness estimated the car was traveling about 50 mph when it slammed into the tree.
Molina later told officers she "just lost control" of the car, possibly when trying to change lanes, but said – and doctors confirmed – she suffered memory loss as a result of the crash, according to the complaint.
Court records indicate Molina was released on a $2,500 signature bond on July 14, the same day she was charged. She's facing up to 10 years in prison and $25,000 in fines.