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NEW INFORMATION: Man charged in deadly crash near Augusta is free on bond


AUGUSTA, Wis. (WEAU)--A man charged in a deadly crash this spring is now free on bond.

Online court records show 32-year-old Andrew Schmitt of Stanley was released on a signature bond in Eau Claire County Court. Schmitt faces two counts, including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Deputies say Schmitt was the driver of the truck that hit a power pole on County Highway N near Augusta in April. The crash killed his passenger, 40-year-old Nicholas Neuenfeldt of Boyd.

According to the criminal complaint, Schmitt admitted that he had been drinking before the crash.

It says deputies also found beer cans scattered around near the crash scene.
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(WEAU) - A man arrested in a deadly crash this spring has now been charged.

Online court records show Andrew Schmitt, 32, is facing one count of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and one count of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says Schmitt was the driver of the truck that hit a power pole on county Highway "N" in April.

The crash killed Nicholas Neuenfeldt, 40, of Boyd.

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TOWN OF BRIDGE CREEK, Wis. (WEAU)--Police have made an arrest in a deadly crash near Augusta.

The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department says Andrew J. Schmitt was the driver of the truck that hit a power pole Friday afternoon.

The crash killed 40-year-old Nicholas Neuenfeldt of Boyd. Officers say charges of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle have been referred to the Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office.

The crash happened on Highway N. It took down power lines and knocked out power to about 20 homes for nearly two hours.
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TOWN OF BRIDGE CREEK, Wis. -- Crews were on scene of a deadly rollover in the Town of Bridge Creek where a truck crashed into a power pole.

The Eau Claire Co. Sheriff's Dept. said 40-year-old Nicholas Neuenfeldt of Boyd died at the scene.

Another occupant was taken to the hospital and was treated for injuries.

The crash knocked out power to several homes but it has since been restored.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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AUGUSTA, Wis. (WEAU)--Crews are on the scene of a deadly rollover crash in Augusta.

Police tell us at least one person was killed, and one other person is hurt, and that they are both men.

A Mayo One helicopter was seen leaving the area, we are trying to find out how many patients, if any, were on board.

There are also some power lines down but the wires are dead. Eau Claire Energy Cooperatives are on the scene and will be working on the downed lines as soon as it's safe.

The crash happened shortly before 4:00pm Friday afternoon.


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