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Man accused in fatal crash due in Dane County court

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dodgeville man arrested after an off-duty firefighter was killed while assisting a disabled motorist along a Dane County highway won’t be charged with homicide by drunken driving.

District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says a blood draw taken after authorities obtained a search warrant showed Samuel Cremers blood alcohol content was below the legal limit. Ozanne says Cremers instead is charged with causing death by knowingly driving while suspended because his driver’s license was suspended.

Lake Mills Fire Capt. Christopher Truman had stopped at the scene of a crash on New Year’s Eve to help a motorist along the beltline in Monona when he was struck and killed.

Cremers is due in Dane County Circuit Court on Thursday.

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