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Published August 22, 2012, 08:47 AM

Man accused in crash that killed 3 out on bond

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — The driver accused in a crash that killed three family members has been released from the Kandiyohi County Jail.

WILLMAR, Minn. (AP) — The driver accused in a crash that killed three family members has been released from the Kandiyohi County Jail.

Twenty-one-year-old Paul Wickenhauser is out on $50,000 bond and is being electronically monitored. The State Patrol says Wickenhauser was driving a pickup on Highway 12 near Willmar Friday night, crossed the center line and struck a minivan. The minivan traveled into the ditch and caught fire.

The Cokato man is charged with criminal vehicular homicide. Michelle Hoffman, of Eden Prairie, her 8-year-old daughter, Julia, and mother-in-law, Marta Stoffers, of Atwater, died in the crash. KSTP-TV says 5-year-old Jason Hoffman, the only survivor, is expected to be released from the hospital this week.

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