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Child in Critical Condition after Chilton Car Crash

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Posted on May 30, 2012

A man has been charged with drunk driving for his role in a Chilton car crash that has left three children injured. One child is in critical condition.

The Wisconsin car accident occurred on Sunday, May 13, just before 8:00 in the evening. Daniel Voeltz of Reedsville was driving a 2009 Toyota Tundra pick-up truck west on Faro Springs Road in Chilton. He ignored the stop sign at the intersection with Wisconsin 32/57 and crashed into the side of a 2005 Cadillac Escalade. Six people, including Voeltz, were injured in the Calumet County car crash.

Voeltz was taken to Calumet Medical Center. His passenger, 36-year-old Jeremy Stecker of Brillion, was taken to Neenah’s Theda Clark Medical Center for treatment of a broken hip.

Kelly Goodman of Kiel was driving the SUV. The pregnant driver sustained bruised ribs in the crash and was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for observation. She had three young children in the car. One-year-old Piper was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital where she was treated and released. Two-year-old Callaway suffered a concussion and was kept overnight for observation at Green Bay’s St. Vincent Hospital. Three-year-old Micah suffered a more serious brain injury. He was also taken to St. Vincent Hospital where he is in critical condition. He has been placed in a drug-induced coma.

Voeltz had been drinking at a tavern before the crash. His blood alcohol concentration was 0.204 percent, more than two and a half times the legal limit. Voeltz had two prior OWI arrests. He was charged with two counts of causing great bodily harm by drunken driving and three counts of causing injury by drunken driving as a second or subsequent offense. Voeltz is being held in jail on a $25,000 cash bond. If convicted, he faces up to 43 years in prison and $80,000 in fines.

The staff and attorneys at Hupy and Abraham offices throughout Wisconsin wish a speedy and thorough recovery to the persons injured in this collision.

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