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Merrill Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal Crash

09 Jan News

A Merrill woman facing multiple charges following a fatal crash entered her plea yesterday.

Ashley Baumann was in Lincoln County Court for her arraignment and pleaded not guilty. According to court records, the 25 year old is facing nine felonies including homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle and reckless driving causing great bodily harm.

Investigators say Baumann was allegedly speeding on Alexander Street in Merrill when she lost control and the vehicle rolled several times. Two women died in the June crash.

Baumann and one other passenger survived the accident. The next court date is in April for a pre-trial conference and scheduling hearing.