‘Great people we elect’: Marine father furious with WI Dem involved in crash that killed wife, 5-yr-old daughter

Brandon Fink is described in media reports as a “heartbroken Marine” after losing his wife and precious 5-year-old daughter in a fatal car accident while on vacation in Wisconsin, but it’s the circumstances and the aftermath that has Fink furious.

Alyssa Ortman, 27, died after her vehicle collided with a car driven by Wisconsin State Sen. Janet Bewley on Friday. While Ortman was transported to a nearby hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries, their young daughter, Khali, was pronounced dead at the scene, the Dryden Wire reported. Bewley had reportedly undergone cataract eye surgery the day before the crash and was on the phone at the time of the crash with a reporting intern from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for a scheduled interview.

“The preliminary investigation showed that the accident occurred when a vehicle driven by Janet Bewley, age 70 of Mason, WI, pulled out from the entrance of Maslowski Beach to turn east onto US Hwy 2,” the police report stated. “That vehicle collided with a vehicle that was westbound on US 2 driven by Alyssa Ortman, age 27 of Clearfield, PA. That vehicle then spun across the highway and was struck by an eastbound vehicle driven by Jodi Munson, age 45 of Mason, WI.”

The devastated father voiced his frustrations on Facebook, stressing that the Democratic lawmaker has not even reached out to him.

“Wow… my daughter was taken from me after a US Senator, Janet Bewley for Wisconsin, hit her and her mother into traffic and to their demise. Hasn’t even reached out… great people we elect,” Fink wrote on Monday.

Bewley, a leading Democrat in the Wisconsin Senate, was not injured in the accident. Her office issued a statement on Monday.

“Senator Bewley was involved in a three-vehicle accident in Ashland, Wisconsin on Friday, July 22nd. Tragically, two people lost their lives. This is a heartbreaking event for the community. Our thoughts and prayers are focused on the individuals involved, their families and their loved ones,” the statement read. “A police investigation is ongoing. Out of respect for that investigation and the privacy of all the families involved, our office will be withholding further comment at this time.”

Fink paid an emotional tribute to his daughter online, opening his heart and pouring out his pain: “Nothing will make this ok. Nothing will make me feel better and no I don’t need anything.”

“I was supposed to get my daughter home here, at her house and be hearing silly stories about vacation… instead I got calls from the funeral home,” he wrote, before speaking directly to his deceased little girl.

“I see our Daddy Pig painting half finished that you will never get to complete and sit beside the Peppa Painting we did together so we’d have the Daddy and Daughter Pig,” Fink said. “…You were/are just so incredible little Khali, Daddy misses you so flippen much and I just cant believe you were taken from me, we had so much planned and started that it’s so unfair you will never get to finish.. this just can’t be real.”

“You lit up my life and gave me an ambition and drive I didn’t know was possible. I hear your voice giggling out ‘this is not a good idea’ and it’s just so perfect us.. even if we were doing something stupid, dangerous, silly, no matter what we just giggled our way through.. my life feels so empty without these giggles,” he said, adding, “You were my light little girl, my best friend, and I know I was your favorite toy. You will never be gone to me. I will always keep you with me.. I don’t know how I’m ever supposed to want anything but to be with you.”

Fink described his daughter as a “hilarious, insanely beautiful, and smart girl that had a drive for life that touched so many.”

He concluded, “You changed my life in so many beautiful ways and I’ll never ever forget that I will always do all I can to honor you, my hilarious, insanely beautiful, and smart girl that had a drive for life that touched so many. We all think about you, are lost without you, and more then anything love you insanely.”

In a separate post, Fink shared a video taken of the two of them on a trampoline, taken just before Khali left for vacation.

“God I miss you my beautiful little daughter. I dont understand how I’m ever supposed to feel complete or ok again,” the heartbroken father wrote. “Little girl daddy misses you much and I will forever love you with every ounce of everything in side of me. The last video I have is right before your leaving for your trip and of coarse we had fun and smiles up to the moment you had to go. I could write forever trying to say how much I love and miss you but it will never be enough. I still can’t believe this, all I can do is curl up in your blanket and miss you forever my poor sweet little girl.”

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