70-year-old killed in crash; Janesville man faces 2nd deadly OWI charge

Spring Grove, Wis. (WMTV)--- A Janesville man who was previously involved in a deadly OWI in 2002 faces new OWI charges after a crash that killed a 70-year-old Juda resident Friday evening.

According to the Green County Sheriff's Office, Friday evening at 6:10, deputies responded to a two vehicle crash with injuries in the W600 block of STH 11, Town of Spring Grove.

Investigation revealed that 44-year-old Nathan L. Leopold, of Janesville, was eastbound on STH 11 when he reported that he fell asleep. Leopold’s vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with a westbound vehicle operated by a 70-year-old Juda resident.

A passenger in the 70-year-old Juda resident's vehicle was a 12 year old girl from Brodhead. The 12-year-old was wearing her seat belt and was injured in the crash. The 12-year-old was taken to Mercy Hospital. The 70-year-old Juda resident was wearing their seat belt and was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Green County Coroner’s Office. The air bags deployed in their vehicle. Leopold was injured in the crash and was taken to Mercy Hospital. It appears that Leopold was wearing his seat belt and the air bags deployed in his vehicle.

Both vehicles sustained severe damage and were towed from the scene.

Leopold faces a charge of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (drugs). Leopold was also cited for operating left of center.

Leopold was previously convicted of homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle as well as hit and run involving a death in May of 2002. Police say Leopold hit and killed 28-year-old Aimee Stamm-Kubler while she was jogging on highway JG.

Leopold was sentenced to 5 years in prison after pleading no contest in Stamm-Kubler's death. He was also sentenced to 2 years for the homicide conviction.

Court records also show Leopold was convicted of reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in Green County in 1988.

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