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Jackson Co. Woman Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A Taylor woman is charged with homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle in a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Jackson County.

Prosecutors say 26-year-old Randi Rupnow was heading north on Highways 12/27 on October 10, 2012 and turned into the path of an oncoming motorcyclist. Twenty-eight-year-old Jess Rauk, of Neillsville, was killed.

The La Crosse Tribune says crash investigators found Rupnow, for some undetermined reason, failed to see Rauk. Rupnow is due in court Monday.

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