Man charged in triple fatal crash released on $50K conditional bail

The 21-year-old man suspected of killing three people in a head-on collision east of Willmar Friday night is out of the Kandiyohi County Jail on $50,000 bond, KARE 11 reports. Paul Wickenhauser of Cokato is being electronically monitored. He's facing four felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide and injury for the fiery crash. Investigators accuse Wickenhauser of striking a minivan after he crossed the center line.
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The 21-year-old man suspected of killing three people in a head-on collision east of Willmar Friday night is out of the Kandiyohi County Jail on $50,000 bond, KARE 11 reports. Paul Wickenhauser of Cokato is being electronically monitored. He's facing four felony charges of criminal vehicular homicide and injury for the fiery crash. Investigators accuse Wickenhauser of striking a minivan after he crossed the center line.

The West Central Tribune reports a preliminary breath test at the scene of the crash showed a blood-alcohol content of 0.07, just below the state legal limit of 0.08. Wickenhauser admited to drinking a beer earlier in the day. Investigators also found an unsealed bottle of liquor and a cooler filled with beer in his truck.

The accident claimed the lives of three generations. Michelle Hoffman, 40, her 8-year-old daughter Julia and her mother-in-law, 68-year-old Marty Stoffers, died in the fiery crash.

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