- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) - A Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputy responsible for a 2012 crash that killed a 20-year-old man paid the man’s family about $14,000 on Monday for expenses related to the death.

The Reporter Media reported (https://fondul.ac/1kkGsz5 ) deputy Ryan Flood presented the check to Matthew Koenigs‘ family after a court hearing in which he apologized for the crash.

“I am truly sorry for the loss of your son,” Flood said on the witness stand.

He was ordered to pay more than $550 in forfeitures for traffic citations and will educate officers on the safe operation of emergency vehicles.

An investigation found Flood was going 80 to 92 mph moments before he struck Koenigs‘ vehicle. Flood had been on his way to a hit-and-run call. Koenigs stopped at a stop sign before proceeding into an intersection in the Town of Eden where he was hit by Flood’s squad car.

Koenigs‘ mother, Sarah Koenigs, spoke in court about why she was willing to resolve the case without serious charges or a trial.

“He (Koenigs) would not want anyone to hold onto anger,” she said.

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Information from: The Reporter Media, https://www.fdlreporter.com

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