Cornell man charged in deadly crash

By: Olga Michail Email
By: Olga Michail Email

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- A Cornell man is now charged in the death of his friend in August 2013.

Court records show that prosecutors filed a felony charge of Homicide by Vehicle-Use under a Controlled Substance against Brady Wolfe, 22, of Cornell on Friday.

Investigators say Wolfe was driving a car last August, and failed to stop at a red light on South Hastings Way.

Wolfe’s car ended up going under the semi-trailer that had a green light to turn left onto Melby Street.

Wolfe suffered serious injuries. His passenger, Caston Arnold, 19, died that night.

Chippewa County District Attorney Steve Gibbs says the investigation determined Wolfe was huffing several hours before the crash. Police found two keyboard cleaner aerosol cans in Wolfe’s car. Gibbs also says THC was detected in Wolfe’s blood.

Investigators say all the substances in Wolfe’s body caused a delayed reaction time, which lead to him not being able to stop at the red light.

Wolfe is also charged with Intentionally Abusing a Hazardous Substance, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, which are both misdemeanors.

He's scheduled to appear in court in March.


WEAU 13 NEWS 1907 S. Hastings Way Eau Claire, WI 54701 By Phone: Main Number (715) 835-1313 and (715) 832-3474. Tip Line (715) 839-WEAU - (715) 839-9328 Sports Line (715) 852-1537
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 241967631 - weau.com/a?a=241967631