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Woman charged in deadly crash has initial appearance in court

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email

CHIPPEWA COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)--The Cadott woman accused of hitting and killing a Stanley dentist was in court Tuesday.

27-year-old Krista Holler is charged with intoxicated use of a vehicle.
The judge announced in Chippewa County Court that because all three judges are familiar with Holler, they will have to bring in a judge from outside the county.

Holler's uncle works for the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department. The Barron County District Attorney has also been named as special prosecutor in the case.

Deputies say 71-year-old Robert Tschabrun was riding his bike just outside of Stanley on June 1st when he was hit and killed. They later found out Holler was the driver.
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CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – A Cadott woman accused of driving the car that hit and killed a dentist from Stanley now faces homicide charges in the case.

Court records show that, on Friday, prosecutors filed charges of Homicide by Intoxicated Use of Vehicle and Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle against Krista Holler, 27.

Holler turned herself in last month. Deputies say Robert Tschabrun, 71, was riding his bike just outside of Stanley June 1 when he was hit and killed. They later found out Holler was the driver.

Barron County District Attorney Angela Beranek was asked to take the case because Holler’s uncle works for the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department, and it was considered a conflict of interest for the Chippewa County District Attorney to prosecute.

Holler is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.


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