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Driver in crash that killed Hudson's Goeltz headed to trial

Drew Fleming

The case of a Hudson man accused in a crash that killed a Hudson woman more than two years ago will go to trial next month in Minnesota.

Assistant Washington County Attorney Tom Wedes said negotiations with attorneys did not yield progress in the case, which is now set for a June 18 jury trial.

"We don't see eye to eye," Wedes said Monday, April 30, before a pretrial hearing.

Fleming is charged with one count of misdemeanor reckless driving by consciously disregarding a substantial or unjustifiable risk in the Feb. 29, 2016, crash that killed a separate driver, 22-year-old Megan Goeltz.

Prosecutors allege the West Lakeland (Minnesota) Township crash occurred while Fleming was distracted by his phone. He has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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