Wisconsin woman charged with first-degree reckless homicide released on bond

Christina Marie Wiederin SOMERSET, Wis. – A 31-year-old Somerset woman, charged with first-degree reckless homicide and two different counts of homicide by use of a vehicle in the crash that killed a 21-year-old Somerset woman, posted $10,000 cash bond the day after her initial appearance in court on Wednesday May 22, according to court records.

Christina Marie Wiederin, 31, was charged with the three homicide-related felonies along with four felony counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia following the Dec. 21, 2018, crash on the eastbound lanes of Highways 35/64 in Somerset.

Authorities estimated she traveled westbound in the eastbound lanes of traffic for four miles before the head-on collision, according to charging documents. The head-on crash killed Stefanie Biedler, the driver of the other vehicle, in this western Wisconsin community.

Wiederin faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted on the first-degree reckless homicide charge. Her next court appearance is scheduled for June 4.

A half-full bottle of Captain Morgan Spiced Rum, a bag with trace amounts of marijuana and a metal pipe that tested positive for THC were found inside Wiederin’s vehicle, the complaint said. Wiederin’s blood-alcohol concentration registered 0.28 in a […]

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