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Case in fatal crash extended to October
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MONROE - A Rockford woman accused of causing the death of an 81-year-old Browntown man in a vehicle crash had a pre-trial conference set for Oct. 21 so the defense and prosecution have time to view an as-yet unfinished accident reconstruction report.

Maquita Q. Stokes, 31, appeared in Green County Circuit Court Tuesday. More time was allowed for defense and prosecution to view a Wisconsin State Patrol accident reconstruction report that was slated to be done by this week but has not yet been received.

Stokes' attorney Guy Taylor said they hope to have the report very soon and once it is reviewed, they can get closer to a resolution of the case.

Stokes is charged with two Class D Felony counts, one for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and one for homicide by use of a vehicle with a prohibited blood-alcohol concentration. Stokes also faces four Class F counts; two for injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle and two for injury by use of a vehicle with a PAC.

Stokes is accused of causing a crash that killed Antone C. Grawehr on Aug. 8, 2013.

Court records indicate Antone and his wife Alma Grawehr, 82, were on their way home from their son's wedding in Milwaukee, traveling westbound on Wisconsin 81 south of Brodhead when Stokes' eastbound SUV swerved over the center line and collided head-on with the Grawehrs' silver Dodge Caravan.

Antone Grawehr died on scene due to cardiac arrest, after the force of the crash crushed his legs, broke his ribs, fractured his pelvis and left him with multiple lacerations and head injuries. His wife suffered a broken wrist.

Stokes' passenger, Charlotte M. Jones, 41, had her arm fractured by the crash. Stokes also suffered serious injuries including a broken pelvis, ribs and a leg and was flown by Medflight helicopter to a Rockford hospital.