MADISON (WKOW) - Prosecutors charge a Brooklyn man who allegedly told police he was on his cell phone right before a fatal crash.
According to the Wisconsin State Journal, 22-year-old Bradley Larson was charged Tuesday with homicide by negligent driving. In September, Larson crashed into the back of an SUV driven by 66-year-old Dennis Hough, of Janesville. Hough had stopped to make a left turn on Highway 113 in the Town of Westport.
According to the criminal complaint, Larson told a Dane County Sheriff's deputy he was either talking on his phone or writing a text message when he looked up and saw the vehicle in front of him had come to a complete stop.
Hough died at Meriter Hospital three hours after the crash.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports Larson is set to appear in court on the homicide charge Thursday. He faces several unrelated charges in Dane and Green Counties of possession of heroin with intent to deliver and delivery of heroin.
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