Superior man charged in fatal Saxon accident


June 27, 2018


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Hurley — Charges were filed against a Superior, Wis., man in Iron County Court Tuesday, in connection to a fatal accident in the town of Saxon.

Jesse Troy Gasper, 34, is charged with homicide by vehicle-use of a controlled substance, possession of THC-second and subsequent offense, knowingly operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license causing death, operating with a detectable amount of a controlled substance in blood causing injury and possession of drug paraphernalia.

THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuanna.

The first three charges are felonies, while the last two are misdemeanors.

The charges stem from a March 27 accident on U.S. 2. The accident occurred around 3:53 a.m. that day near the Saxon Cemetery.

Amanda Schiiller, 31, of Menominee was a passenger in Gasper’s vehicle and died in the crash.

Iron County District Attorney Matt Tingstad told the Daily Globe in May the vehicle was headed east toward Ironwood when it was involved in the accident involving a logging truck.

Both Gasper and the driver of the truck were transported to Aspirus Ironwood Hospital.

Schiiller, a 2005 graduate of Ironwood’s Luther L. Wright High School, was pronounced dead at the scene.

She is survived by four children.

An arrest warrant for Gasper was also issued Tuesday, according to online court records.


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