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Wisconsin man charged in fatal US 51 accident


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HURLEY — A Schofield, Wisconsin, man is facing charges in Iron County Court for his role in a fatal accident south of Hurley that closed a portion of U.S. 51 for several hours last October.

Joshua L. Shields, 25, is facing one count of homicide by vehicle-use of a controlled substance, a felony that carries a maximum punishment of up to 25 years in prison or a $100,000 fine.

Shields is charged in connection to a multi-car crash on U.S. 51 at Spruce Road in Oma on Oct. 1.

Iron County Dispatch received reports of the crash around 5 p.m., and dispatc...

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