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Wausaukee man charged in drunk driving crash that killed boy, injured 3 others

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MARINETTE, WI (WTAQ) - Bond was set $200,000 Tuesday for a Marinette County man charged in a drunk driving crash that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured three of the boy’s relatives.

28-year-old Timothy Christ of Wausaukee made his first court appearance on 8 felony charges, including death and injuries by drunk driving.

He’s due back in court November 1st, when a judge will decide if there’s enough evidence to order a trial.

Christopher Croley of Ishpeming Michigan died in the head-on crash, which occurred last Friday night on Highway 141 in the Marinette County town of Middle Inlet.

Authorities said Christ’s pickup truck hit a car driven by the teen’s mother, 44-year-old Jodi Betts Croley. She was seriously hurt, along with the boy’s two sisters ages 16 and 17.

Prosecutors said Christ’s blood alcohol level was 0.262 about two hours after the crash. That’s more than 3 times the legal limit for intoxication.

Christ was also designated as a repeat offender. That means he’s had at least one prior conviction or license removal connected with alcohol. 

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