UPDATE: Driver in fatal accident has first court appearance
NEW: Randall Lego, 20, of Rhinelander, appeared in Branch II of Oneida County Court at approximately 1:30 p.m. for an initial appearance, after he allegedly crashed a car while drunk driving early Saturday morning, killing passenger Jacob Juedes.
Judge Michael Bloom set a signature bond of $10,000. Lego was booked for causing injury-operating while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, with charges pending until a criminal complaint is filed. He will appear in court again before Branch 1 Judge Patrick O’Melia on Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m.
UPDATED 5 p.m. Saturday: Oneida County authorities have released the name of the young man who was killed in the early morning car crash Saturday, Nov. 21 in Pine Lake. According to a press release, killed was 23-year old Jacob R. Juedes of Rhinelander. Juedes was a passenger in the vehicle driven by 20-year old Randall J. Lego of Rhinelander. Lego’s truck reportedly struck a power pole on River Road.
The preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol was involved. Lego was transported to the hospital due to injuries and was arrested as a result of the accident for Operating While Intoxicated with additional charges pending the results of the investigation.
ORIGINAL: Oneida County Sheriff’s Office received a call approximately 12:20 this morning (Saturday, Nov. 21) of a one vehicle crash involving a truck that struck a power pole on River Road in the Town of Pine Lake.
Preliminary investigation indicates that alcohol was involved. The driver was transported to the hospital due to injuries. The passenger died from injuries sustained in the crash. The name is being withheld to allow for notification of family.
Oneida County Deputies along with Rhinelander Police Officers, Oneida County Emergency Medical Services, Pine Lake Fire Department, Oneida County Medical Examiners’ Office and Wisconsin State Patrol responded to the scene. The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin State Patrol, and Oneida County Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing their investigation into the events surrounding the fatal collision.