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Green Bay man charged in Iron County road rage

Gladstone family injured in rollover crash Tuesday

April 2, 2009
By LISA M. HOFFMANN, Staff Writer

IRON RIVER - A Green Bay, Wis., man has been arraigned and charged with seven felonies following a road rage incident that resulted in a personal injury crash in Crystal Falls Township Tuesday.

Iron County Trial Court said Brian Krone, 33, has been charged with seven felonies - six counts of assault with a dangerous weapon (felonious assault) and one count of felonious driving.

He was arraigned Tuesday and is scheduled for a preliminary examination on April 14 at 10:30 a.m. in Iron County District Court.

A $5,000 cash bond has been set. Officials at the Iron County Trial Court said that Krone posted bond Wednesday.

Court officials said Krone was going to hire his own attorney.

Krone was arrested after troopers from the Iron River State Police Post, Iron County Sheriff's Department, Crystal Falls Fire Department and Northstar EMS responded to a rollover traffic crash with injuries at U.S. 2 and Oss Road in Iron County's Crystal Falls Township. The accident happened at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Sgt. Christine Grabowski of the Iron River State Police Post said a Gladstone family with two adults and four children, ranging in ages from five to 11 years old, were in the car that rolled over.

The driver of the car has been identified as 29-year-old Derrick Spriks of Gladstone.

All six victims were transported to the Northstar Health System, formerly Iron County Community Hospital, where they were treated and released.

Further investigation by the State Police found the incident seemed to be a result of "road rage."

The other vehicle, a pickup driven by Krone, appears to have intentionally hit the car

driven by the Gladstone family, officials said.

Wisconsin Circuit Court Web site reveals Krone was sentenced for misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct from incidents that occurred in 1996 and 2005.

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