Homicide charge in crash that killed passenger

  • Associated Press
  • June 24, 2014 - 6:35 AM

MADISON, Wis. — A drunken driving homicide charge has been filed against the driver who crashed into a tree in Dane County and killed his passenger.

Twenty-two-year-old Kurt Laufenberg, of Dane, has been released from jail on $5,000 bond. A criminal complaint says Laufenberg was speeding June 14 before crashing his car in the Town of Berry. Twenty-two-year-old Dylan Lindeman, of Middleton, was killed.

The State Journal ( ) reports the complaint says Laufenberg told investigators at the hospital that he drank six beers in three hours before getting behind the wheel that night.

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