Judge Finds Man Guilty In Drunken-Driving Crash That Killed Mother


A man accused of drinking and driving before crashing and killing a young mother was found guilty on all counts on Wednesday.

A judge found Marc Kraft, 45, guilty of seven felonies in connection with the Nov. 8 crash along U.S. Route 23.

The crash killed Heidi Hecker and injured her 10-month-old daughter and her boyfriend, who was driving at the time of the crash.

Testimony presented on Tuesday during the bench trial stated that Kraft had consumed four beers before the fatal crash. He also did not have a valid driver’s license and had six previous drunken-driving convictions.

Kraft will be sentenced on Friday.

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