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Man cited in wagon crash that killed father, son

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A Necedah man won’t face criminal charges in a crash that killed a father and son riding in a horse-drawn wagon last year.

Thirty-one-year-old Seth Nelson was cited Tuesday for first-offense drunken driving in the crash that killed the wagon’s driver, 31-year-old Christian Kempf of Vesper, and his 10-year-old son, Melvin.

Nelson is suspected of driving a pickup that crashed into the back of the wagon on Nov. 20. An accident reconstruction report finds lack of lighting on the wagon’s rear was a significant factor.

Wood County District Attorney Craig Lambert said last week he would not file criminal charges against Nelson because the accident reconstruction shows the crash would have happened regardless of Nelson’s condition.

Daily Tribune Media reports Nelson is scheduled to appear in court May 5.

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