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9:30 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Huotari gets ready for hit-and-run trial

MARQUETTE, MI--   Trial is set for a Gwinn man accused in the July 4 hit-and-run death of a Marquette woman.  

Luke Huotari

Luke Huotari, 30, is charged with two counts of failure to stop at the scene of an accident resulting in serious impairment or death.  He’s accused of hitting Bryan LaChapell, 39, and his wife Karin, 42, as they crossed South Front Street to watch the Marquette fireworks.  Karin LaChapell sustained fatal injuries.  Bryan LaChapell was seriously injured.

Trial is scheduled in Marquette County Circuit Court for January 22.  A pretrial hearing is set for Thursday.