Man accused in deadly Chippewa Co. crash pleads no contest

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CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- The man accused of killing two women with his car in 2012 faced a judge on Monday.

Online court records show 67-year-old Gerald Larson of Eau Claire pleaded no contest to homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and two counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle. Several other charges were read in but dismissed.

According to the criminal complaint, in September of 2012, Larson had three beers before he went through a stop sign where he hit another truck, killing his wife and another woman.

He is due back in court in April.


CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Eau Claire man suspected in a crash that killed two women and injured eight other people in Eagle Point is now facing criminal charges.

67-year-old Gerald Larson is out of jail after posting bond Monday.

The charges include two counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Investigators say Larson was driving an SUV Saturday night and went through a stop sign at Co. Road B and Hwy 124 north of Chippewa Falls.

A truck with four people inside T-boned the SUV. Deputies say alcohol was involved in the crash.