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Trial ordered for suspect in fatal Minocqua crash

The 36-year-old man accused of causing a fatal crash that ended in a Minocqua parking lot in...
The 36-year-old man accused of causing a fatal crash that ended in a Minocqua parking lot in July, is expected to learn Friday if his case will head to trial.(KWCH)
Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 3:50 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 13, 2020 at 7:05 AM CST
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MINOCQUA Wis. (WSAW) - The 36-year-old man accused of causing a fatal crash that ended in a Minocqua parking lot in July will head to trial.

Christopher Gore appeared in Oneida County Circuit Court Friday for a preliminary hearing. A judge ruled there is enough evidence for Gore to stand trial. He’s charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and homicide by use of a vehicle with prohibited alcohol concentration.

According to court documents, on July 12 around 9 p.m., Minocqua Police responded to a crash in the Minocqua Prime Restaurant parking lot. The location was previously known as Mama’s.

Investigators said video from the restaurant showed a car westbound on Highway 70. The vehicle entered the north ditch of Highway 70, and began to fishtail east of the restaurant’s driveway. The vehicle hit an embankment and went airborne. The vehicle landed on its roof. A 47-year-old male passenger died at the scene.

Court documents state Gore’s BAC was .239.

He’s free on a $25,000 signature bond. He’s scheduled to enter a plea to his charges Dec. 14.

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