Wis. Man Arrested After Brother Dies in '09 Crash

Posted: Saturday, June 30, 2012 --- 6:50p.m.

SPARTA, Wis. (AP) -- Monroe County deputies say they've arrested a Sparta man in connection with a crash that killed his older brother almost three years ago.

The sheriff's office says the 2009 crash was investigated at the time but authorities couldn't determine who the driver was.

They say they've since been able to pinpoint a suspect through a combination of DNA evidence and statements from witnesses.

The 26-year-old suspect was in jail over the weekend pending a bond hearing Monday. He's being held on a tentative charge of homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

Authorities believe alcohol was a factor in the crash, which happened in July 2009 in Cashton. The victim was 30 at the time.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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