Death and drugs on the highway

Posted at 12:30 p.m. on November 19, 2019 MANITOWOC – An Iron River, Mich., woman was killed in a car crash last Saturday morning on I-43 near Schley Road in the Town of Cooperstown in Manitowoc County. Sheriff Dan Hartwig said the bizarre incident began shortly after 6 a.m. with a report of two men fighting next to a parked 2006 Honda Accord at the I-43 off ramp at County K. When Manitowoc County sheriff’s deputies arrived, the men got in the car and it took off northbound on 43. It abruptly entered the east ditch and rolled. Emily LaPointe was ejected from the car and died at the scene. The car was driven by Corey Knepp, of Republic., Mich. He and his twin brother, both 33, were taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. On Monday, they were in Manitowoc County Circuit Court for a bail hearing and remain jailed in lieu of $2,500 cash bail each. They were arrested for drug possession as a repeater, possession of drug paraphernalia, and disorderly conduct. Manitowoc County Coroner Curtis Green said LaPointe died from blunt force trauma. The incident – including both the fight and the crash – remains under investigation by the coroner, sheriff’s department and Wisconsin State Patrol. Maribel First Responders, Maribel Fire Department, Mishicot Ambulance, County Rescue, Manitowoc County Highway Department and PK’s Towing all worked the crash scene.

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