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New Richmond teen enters plea in fatal crash case

Dalton Mundle

A New Richmond teenager pleaded guilty to a vehicular homicide charge last week in St. Croix County Circuit Court.

Dalton R. Mundle, 19, entered the plea to homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle during a Dec. 20 hearing. Prosecutors allege Mundle was under the influence at the time of a Jan. 30 crash that left a passenger, 19-year-old New Richmond resident Jordan Tulgren, dead. An 18-year-old female passenger from Baldwin was also injured in the crash.

Mundle also pleaded guilty to a third underage drinking offense at the hearing.

A homicide by vehicle with use of controlled substance charge was dismissed as part of a plea agreement, which also sees a misdemeanor offense related to the injured passenger disappear. A bail jumping charge related to a curfew violation was dismissed by St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Michael Waterman at the hearing.

Assistant St. Croix County District Attorney Alexis McKinley said there was a joint sentencing recommendation, but she did not elaborate on its details after the hearing.

Mundle will be sentenced March 14.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is a regional/enterprise reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage includes St. Croix County government, higher education and state politics in Wisconsin. 

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