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Janesville man pleads no contest after causing second fatal crash

(WKOW) — A Janesville man, previously convicted for a 2002 hit-and-run death of a jogger, pleaded no contest in Green County Circuit Court Thursday to three charges in connection to a head-on collision in the fall of 2017.

Nathan Leopold, 44, pleaded no contest to homicide by vehicle, use of a controlled substance and causing injury and operating a vehicle on a controlled substance for a crash on Highway 11 in October 2017 that killed 70-year-old David Leck of Juda and injured his 12-year-old granddaughter, according to online court records.

Four charges against Leopold were dropped: homicide by Intoxicated use of a vehicle, causing injury – operating while under the influence, possession of synthetic cannabinoid and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show.

Leopold, was convicted in Dane County of a 2002 hit-and-run that killed 28-year-old Aimee Kubler as she jogged along a highway in 2002. He was on probation but is now back in prison for five years after a bail violation.

For this most recent case, a sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 31.

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