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Man charged in death of Ishpeming teen set for plea hearing Monday

February 28, 2013
By KYLE WHITNEY - Journal Staff Writer (kwhitney@miningjournal.net) , The Mining Journal

MARQUETTE - A Wisconsin man charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle in the crash that killed an Ishpeming teenager in October may enter a plea deal Monday.

Timothy C. Christ, 28, of Wausaukee, Wis., is charged in Marinette County, Wis., with eight counts in connection with a two-car accident in Middle Inlet, Wis., that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Christopher Croley, of Ishpeming.

Croley's mother Jodi Betts Croley was driving and was injured in the crash, as were his two sisters, Taylor and Gabrielle Croley.

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According to court documents, witnesses said a black truck, allegedly driven by Christ, left a bar parking lot at about 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 5. With no lights on, the truck allegedly traveled north in a southbound lane and hit the Croley vehicle head on.

Christ's plea hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday in Marinette County Circuit Court.

If a plea is not entered, Christ is scheduled for a pre-trial conference on March 25, with a jury trial set to begin in early April.

Kyle Whitney can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 250.

 
 

 

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