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21 Years In Prison In Fatal Car Crash
Timothy C. Christ, 29, 803 Main St., Wausaukee, was sentenced to a total 21 years in prison and 15 years of extended supervision on four felony charges arising from the Oct. 5 head-on two vehicle crash in which a 14 year old boy died and three family members were injured. The crash happened on U.S. 141 just south of County Road X in the Town of Middle Inlet.
The sentenced was issued Monday, May 20, in Marinette County Circuit Court by Judge David Miron. On a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, second plus offense, he was sentenced to 18 years in prison plus 12 years extended supervision. In addition he must pay court assessments of $3,014.59 including restitution of $1,441. His drivers license was also revoked for five years and ignition interlock installed on his vehicle.
Christ was also sentenced on three felony counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing injury. He was sentenced to prison for one year and given one year extended supervision to be served consecutively with the 18 year prison sentence for a total of 21 years.
Four other felony counts were dismissed on motion of the prosecution. They were homicide by use of a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol content and three counts of having a prohibited alcohol content causing injury.
Killed in the crash was Christopher Croley, 13, Ishpeming, Mich., just days away from his 14th birthday. The court also ordered that Christ is required to watch a video of Christopher Croley every year on the birthday of the boy.
Injured in the crash were his mother, Jodi Betts Croley, 44, driver of the Chevrolet Impala, and his two sisters, Taylor Croley, 17, and Gabrielle Croley, 16.
According to court records, Christ drove his pickup truck from the I Dont Know Saloon driveway and was northbound in the southbound lane when it crashed headon into the southbound Croley vehicle. Christ was not injured in the crash.