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Not guilty pleas entered in fatal Taylor County crash

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — A man facing felony charges in a fatal Taylor County crash has pleaded not guilty.

A judge on Thursday ordered Gerald Baker to stand trial after the 21-year-old Dorchester man waived his preliminary hearing. Prosecutors say 24-year-old Ben Gosar was killed when Baker flipped his truck into a ditch in the Town of Greenwood last July. Gosar had been sleeping in the bed of the truck.

A criminal complaint says Baker acknowledged he had been drinking, but didn’t know Gosar was in the back of the truck. WAOW-TV says Baker entered the pleas to homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and two other felonies.

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