October 24, 2014

Teen charged in drug-fueled ‘death by semi’

A northern Wisconsin teenager, who allegedly provided a hallucinogenic drug to another teen, faces charges in the youth’s death. Alex Hill of Cameron was struck by a semi truck as he dashed across U.S. Highway 8 early Saturday morning.

Dorien Hash of Barron was arrested on a charges of First Degree Reckless Homicide. Investigators discovered that the 17 year-old had provided Hill, 18, with a hallucinogen during the night.

According to the Barron County Sheriff’s Department, the semi driven by 51-year-old Duane E. Nelson of Almena was eastbound on Highway 8, and was unable to avoid striking Hill, who turned towards the semi and into the path of it. Hill died at an Eau Claire hospital.

The case remains under investigation by the sheriff’s department and Wisconsin State Patrol.