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21-year-old charged in weekend crash that killed 3

A 21-year-old man from Cokato was charged Monday in a crash that killed three generations of a family over the weekend, WCCO reports. Michelle Hoffman, 40, her 8-year-old daughter Julia and her mother-in-law, 68-year-old Marty Stoffers, died in the crash Friday night near Willmar. Investigators believe Paul Wickenhauser, who was driving the pickup truck that struck their vehicle, had been drinking.
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A 21-year-old man from Norwood-Young America could be charged Monday in a crash that killed three generations of a family over the weekend, WCCO reports.

Michelle Hoffman, 40, her 8-year-old daughter Julia and her mother-in-law, 68-year-old Marty Stoffers, died in the crash Friday night near Willmar. Investigators believe Paul Wickenhauser, who was driving the pickup truck that struck their vehicle, had been drinking.

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