Maegan Spindler

Gregg Spindler

The family of one victim in a violent car crash nearly two years ago says the punishment for the driver is insufficient. This week Ron Fischer, Junior was sentenced for vehicular homicide in two deaths. The judge ordered the maximum sentence, but the victim’s father says that isn’t enough.

In July of 2013, a drunk driver ran a stop sign near Pickstown, drove the minivan into a parking lot, and slammed into two people. US Fish and Wildlife workers 46-year-old Robert Klumb and 25-year-old Maegan Spindler both died in the gruesome crash.

Arguments in the trial following a deadly DUI crash in Pickstown last year are over this week. A judge in Charles Mix County heard evidence, reviewed graphic photos and listened to testimony in the case of 30-year-old Ronald Fischer, Junior. Fischer faces two counts of first-degree manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of two US Fish and Wildlife employees. 

Family members of one of the victims traveled across the country to be in the courtroom. Gregg Spindler, his wife and their daughter are in South Dakota from their home in rural New York.