Illinois Woman Charged in Deadly Fillmore County Wreck
Preston, MN (KROC AM News) - An Illinois woman has been charged with six counts of criminal vehicular homicide, one count of manslaughter and ten other charges in connection to a traffic wreck in Fillmore County earlier this year.
The charges have been filed against 55-year-old Cindy Mueske, who has an Ashland, Illinois address.
She was driving a pickup truck that collided head-on with a car driven by 16-year-old Kaitlyn Hansen of Canton, who was killed. The wreck happened the night of January 28th on Highway 52 between Chatfield and Fountain.
A witness told investigators he was driving in front of Hansen when he was forced to swerve to avoid colliding with Mueske’s truck, which was coming at him in his lane. Moments later the truck collided with Hansen’s car.
Investigators says Mueske was travelling at 84-miles-per-hour or higher at the time of the wreck. They also say her blood/alcohol level was estimated at between .08 and .15 and that she had marijuana in her system.
Mueske has been ordered to make her first court appearance next week.