Posted Monday, September 17, 2012 --- 5:10 a.m.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) -- A 67-year-old man faces nine felonies for allegedly driving drunk and causing a crash that killed his wife and another woman and injured six others in Chippewa County.
According a criminal complaint, Gerald Larson, of Eau Claire, said he had three beers before the Sept. 8 crash in the town of Eagle Point that killed Karen Larson and Lori Barger of Altoona.
Larson faces two counts of homicide by an intoxicated use of a vehicle and seven counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle.
According to the complaint, Larson failed to stop at a stop sign and the other car was unable to avoid him. Three people from each vehicle were injured, including the Larsons' 43-year-old daughter.
The Chippewa Herald reports (http://bit.ly/RcFIkP ) his preliminary hearing is Oct. 9.
Information from: The Chippewa Herald, http://www.chippewa.com
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.
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