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No charges yet in fatal town of Texas crash

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By Shereen Siewert

No criminal charges have yet been filed in a May town of Texas crash that killed one man and injured three other people.

Marathon County District Attorney on Tuesday told Wausau Pilot & Review the crash is still under investigation.

The crash happened just before 6:15 p.m. on May 17 on a stretch of Hwy. W near the intersection of Hwy. WW when the driver of one vehicle turned into the path of an SUV, according to the police report.

Ernest Paul Elliott, 75, of Wausau, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a Marathon County Sheriff’s Department crash report. Elliott was a passenger in a 2005 Ford Mustang GT allegedly driven by 53-year-old Douglas Stone of Merrill.

Police said the crash happened when Stone, who was driving north, turned into the driveway of a tavern and into the path of a southbound SUV driven by Kaleb Tesky, 20, of Merrill.

Stone, along with another passenger, 52-year-old Linda Stone, were seriously injured in the crash and were transported to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment of their injuries, police said.

The driver of the SUV, 20-year-old Kaleb Tesky of Merrill, was also seriously injured in the crash, police said. Tesky was also transported to Aspirus Wausu Hospital for treatment.

Police suspect Douglas Stone had been drinking before the crash, according to the report, but toxicology results have not yet been made publicly available.

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