6/21/17 – A Fond du Lac woman has been found guilty of homicide nearly four years after she crashed into a man as he crossed a road to get his mail in rural Waupaca County. 45-year-old Kristin Carlson pleaded “no contest” Tuesday to a charge of Homicide By Negligent Operation of a Vehicle. A sentencing hearing is scheduled in September. In July of 2013, Carlson hit 81-year-old Fred Lick while driving up to 30 miles over the speed limit in front of his driveway, killing him instantly. Investigators later determined Carlson received a text message just 23 seconds before she called 9-1-1. Lick’s family waited more than two years for charges to be filed in the case.