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Hudson man gets three years prison for killing a Roberts woman in hit-and-run crash

A western Wisconsin man will spend three years in prison for killing an 84-year-old woman in a hit-and-run crash. 38-year-old Robert Boles of Hudson must also spend five years under extended supervision. Saint Croix County authorities said Boles was looking down to make a call on his cell-phone when his car struck-and-killed Lucille Hansen of Roberts on a county road just over 13 months ago. The vehicle kept going, until police found Boles and stopped his auto after seeing damage and blood on it. Boles first claimed he hit a deer, and he didn't stop because he was scared. He pleaded no contest to negligent homicide. Charges of fatal hit-and-run and driving with a revoked license were dropped in a plea deal. A judge told Boles to maintain absolutely sobriety, and pay court costs. Restitution to the victim's family will be determined later.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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