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updated 10:47 AM UTC, Aug 17, 2019

Reckless Homicide Charges Filed Against Neillsville Truck Driver In Fatal Crash

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A 54-year-old truck driver from Neillsville says he tried to stop for a line of stopped vehicles in a road construction zone, but his brakes failed.  Roger Waltemate faces a charge of reckless homicide in the 2017 fatal accident.  Investigators say Waltemate sent a text message on his phone just moments before the impact.  He has an initial appearance in Clark County Circuit Court scheduled for Friday.  Anthony Phipps was killed in the crash on U-S Highway 10.

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