MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The wrong man was charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash in August, Madison police announced Thursday.
As NBC15 reported on Aug. 8, a BMW convertible going between 80 and 100 miles per hour crashed into a second car in the 1400 block of East Washington Avenue.
The impact of the crash killed a 71-year-old man and injured his 69-year-old wife.
Police now say that charges have been dropped against Antoine K. Tempel, originally charged of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and hit-and-run involving death. Police now believe Tempel was a passenger in the vehicle.
Charges have now been filed again Jason A. Natcone, 44 of Oregon, who was first thought to be a passenger but now is believed to be the driver behind the fatal hit-and-run.
Charges filed against Natcone include homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and hit-and-run involving death.
According to the Madison Police Department, Tempel told police he was the driver and was then arrested. Upon further investigation, officers discovered Natcone was the one driving.
Natcone is in the Dane County Jail on a Wisconsin Department of Corrections ordered hold.