Motorcyclist Charged in Minnesota Crash that Killed Wife
CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) - A Crookston man is accused of driving drunk in a motorcycle crash that killed his wife in September.
Forty-four-year-old Corey Reitmeier was charged by summons with criminal vehicular homicide. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in Polk County court Thursday.
Reitmeier's wife, 43-year-old Wendy Reitmeier, was seated behind him when their motorcycle collided with a deer on a county road in northwestern Minnesota on Sept. 28.
Reports say Corey Reitmeier's blood alcohol content after the crash was measured at 0.18 percent, more than twice Minnesota's legal limit.
Neither Reitmeier nor his wife was wearing a helmet. The complaint says Wendy Reitmeier died from "extensive head trauma."
A phone message left for Reitmeier was not immediately returned Monday. The office of his defense attorney declined comment.