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Homicide charge filed against Black River Falls man involved in fatal crash

Black River Falls, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A homicide charge is filed Friday against an area driver involved in a fatal crash earlier this year.

Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox charged Thomas Jahnke with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle.

Investigators say Jahnke, from Black River Falls, had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit the night of the crash.

Kayla Konemann of Lyndon Station died August 10 when the car she was riding in was hit by Jahnke's pickup truck near Black River Falls.  Investigators say he ran a stop sign at a high rate of speed.  They also say he did not have a valid driver's license.

The driver of the car, Myles Vollmer of Portage, was critically injured in the crash according to an August release from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department.  An additional charge of injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle was filed against Jahnke in regards to Vollmer's injuries.

Both men were airlifted to area hospitals due to the seriousness of the injuries suffered in the crash the release stated.

Online court records show no date for Jahnke's appearance in court.


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