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Charges ruled out in Mercer accident


HURLEY — No charges will be filed in the July crash that took the life of a 90-year-old Mercer man.

John Moorhouse, 90, was attempting to cross U.S. 51 on a utility vehicle on July 24 near Old Pioneer Road. He pulled in front of a vehicle driven by Tom Maulson, of Lac du Flambeau, former tribal council chairman and a Vilas County Board member.

Moorhouse was crossing the highway from an all-terrain vehicle trail.

Maulson, who was northbound on the highway in a 2016 Ford Fusion, tried to avoid the accident and swerved, deputies said, but the two vehicles collided.

Moorhouse, who was determ...

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