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Police ID teen killed in crash

Arrest made in head-on collision

October 8, 2012
Associated Press

TOWN OF MIDDLE INLET, Wis. (AP) - Police have arrested a Wisconsin man after a head-on crash killed a 13-year-old Michigan boy and injured his mother and two sisters Friday night.

Christopher Croley of Ishpeming was killed in the crash. He was a passenger in a vehicle driven by his mother, 44-year-old Jodi Betts Croley.

The boy's mother and two sisters, ages 16 and 17, were taken to a Green Bay hospital with serious injuries.

Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve says the family's vehicle was traveling south on U.S. Highway 141 in the Town of Middle Inlet when it was struck by a northbound pickup.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 28-year-old man from Wausaukee, was arrested and lodged in Marinette County Jail on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing death and serious injury.

Sauve reported that at 11:30 p.m. Friday, Marinette County Dispatch received calls of a two-vehicle crash with multiple injuries on U.S. 141 just south of County Highway X in Middle Inlet.

Sheriff's deputies, Wausaukee Rescue, Crivitz Rescue, Middle Inlet Fire, and Bay Area Medical paramedics were all dispatched to the scene, Sheriff Sauve said.

The investigation revealed that a GMC pickup truck pulled onto the highway from a business parking lot and was northbound when it struck a southbound Chevrolet Impala.

All four passengers were transported to Bay Area Medical Center in Marinette.

The boy was pronounced dead from his injuries while en route to the hospital, Sheriff Sauve said.

The crash remains under investigation by the Marinette County Sheriff's Office and Marinette County Coroner George Smith.

This is Marinette County's 11th traffic fatality this year.



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