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$250,000 bond set in fatal Saxon crash


July 21, 2018

HURLEY — A $250,000 cash bond was set Thursday in Iron County Court for a Superior man who is charged in a fatal March 27 accident on U.S. 2 in Saxon.

Jesse Gasper, 34, faces five charges in the early morning logging truck-car accident on U.S. 2 that claimed the life of former Ironwood resident Amanda Schiiller, 31. She was a passenger in the car driven by Gasper, who was injured in the crash.

Iron County District Attorney Matthew Tingstad requested the high bond, which was approved by Iron County Judge Patrick Madden.

Gasper was arrested in New York state recently after a warrant had been issued and he had absconded.

He is charged with vehicular homicide while using a controlled substance, possession of THC, operating a vehicle with a suspended driver’s license causing death, misdemeanor causing injury by use of a prohibitive substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, also a misdemeanor.

An initial appearance is scheduled for July 30 at 10:30 a.m.

The accident occurred around 3:53 a.m. that day near the Saxon Cemetery.

The two were headed east toward Ironwood when the accident occurred.

The driver of a Corullo Forest Products Corporation logging truck was also injured when he couldn’t avoid a collision. He was hospitalized with less serious injuries.


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