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Former Holmen woman charged with reckless homicide in husband’s death



A traffic death from over a year ago in La Crosse County has led to a reckless homicide charge. 

Lori Ann Phillips of Winona is accused of causing the hit-and-run death of her husband Mark in February of 2019. 

Investigators say Mark Phillips apparently was run over outside the house in Holmen where the couple was living. 

He had multiple injuries, and hair and fiber evidence was found under the truck. 

The couple had been fighting, and Lori Ann claims she drove off in a truck as Mark was coming toward her. 

She suggested that Mark might have fallen down, and he was found dead in a snowbank. 

Investigators say Mark had several injuries, on the head, neck, and other parts of his body. 

Mark and Lori Ann had been fighting, and Lori told police that Mark had tried to choke her. 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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