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August 12, 2014 | 02:00 PM
ELKHORN — Judge Phillip Koss sentenced a Woodstock, Ill., man to three years in a state prison after he killed his friend, Kevin Green of Fontana, in a drunken-driving crash.

After Daniel P. Consolo is released from prison he will spend another four years on extended supervision. For five years his driver’s license will be revoked.

On June 15, 2013, at about 7:46 a.m., Consolo was driving a Jeep, which crashed into a tree off of Cobblestone Road in the town of Walworth. As a result of the crash, a passenger, Green, a 22-year-old Fontana man died.

After the crash, Consolo was transported to Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center for treatment. At the hospital, Sheriff’s Sgt. Tim Otterbacher reported that he could smell alcohol on Consolo. Emergency personnel who treated Consolo also reported smelling alcohol on him, according to Otterbacher’s report.

According to an article in the Janesville Gazette, Green’s siblings asked the judge to give Consolo a second chance.

Green, who also went by “Otis,” spent 18 months as the team manager for the Wisconsin Badgers, according to an article on Madison.com.

According to the criminal complaint:

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At 7:46 a.m. Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a Jeep that had crashed into a tree.

The deputy on the scene reported that he saw several bottles of beer near the vehicle. Consolo was found lying near the driver’s side door of the vehicle.

He told emergency responders that he was the driver.

At the accident scene, Green was treated for his injuries. He later died of his injuries at Froedtert Hospital, Wauwatosa.

On June 15, at 1:45 p.m., sheriff’s deputies went to Centegra Hospital, McHenry, Ill. At Centegra, Ryan and Adam Szudarski, two other passengers in the vehicle, were being treated for injuries they received in the crash.

Adam Szudarski told police that he, Ryan Szudarski, Green and Consolo began drinking in Illinois at around 7 p.m. the previous day.

At around 5 or 6 a.m. they ran out of alcohol and drove toward a residence in Fontana. The group purchased more alcohol and continued to drink.

Adam Szudarski told police that Consolo was driving through fields and doing donuts on lawns.

The crash occurred when Consolo went straight when he should have turned, Adam Szudarski said.

After the crash, the Szudarskis left the vehicle and were picked up by a friend.

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