A West Bend man has now been charged in connection with the death of a Manawa woman in a traffic accident earlier this month. 34 year-old Ryan M. Muth faces a count of homocide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in the death of 55 year-old Tammy Kempf.
According to the Washington County Insider newspaper, Muth is alleged to have been intoxicated when his vehicle crossed the centerline of State Highway 33 near West Bend, and slammed into Kempf’s vehicle. The criminal complaint indicates that Muth had six drinks prior to the crash. The newspaper also says Muth had a pair of drunk driving convictions in 2006 and in 2009. He’s being held in the Washington County Jail on a $25,000 cash bond.