Man accused in fatal crash appears in Dane County court

March 8, 2019

MADISON A Dodgeville man arrested after an off-duty firefighter was killed while assisting a disabled motorist along a Dane County highway won't be charged with homicide by drunken driving.

District Attorney Ismael Ozanne says a blood draw taken after authorities obtained a search warrant showed Samuel Cremers blood alcohol content was below the legal limit. Ozanne says Cremers is charged with causing death by knowingly driving while his driver's license was suspended.

Cremers appeared in Dane County Circuit Court Thursday and was released on a $5,000 signature bond. He is prohibited for drinking alcohol or driving a vehicle.

Lake Mills Fire Capt. Christopher Truman had stopped at the scene of a crash on New Year's Eve to help a motorist along the beltline in Monona when he was struck and killed.


Associated Press