Man sentenced in death of Ishpeming boy

28-year-old Timothy Christ sentenced to jail

28-year-old Timothy Christ sentenced to jail

The man responsible for a drunk driving crash that killed an Ishpeming boy last fall received his sentence today in Marinette County, Wisconsin.

On October 6th, 28-year-old Timothy Christ was driving northbound in the southbound lane of a rural highway with his lights off when he collided head–on with a car driven by an Ishpeming woman.

Jodi Betts Croley and her two teenage daughters were injured.  Her son, 13-year-old Christopher ‘Bubba’ Croley was killed, the day before is 14th birthday.

Police say Christ pulled out of the parking lot of a bar on US-141 just before midnight, crashing into the family’s car.

Christ was sentenced in Marinette County Circuit Court Monday.

He was sentenced to 18 years plus an additional 12 years extended supervision on one count of Homicide-Intoxicating Use of Vehicle.  He was sentenced to three years, plus an additional three years with extended supervision, on three separate counts of Operating While Intoxicated-Causing Injury.

The sentences will run consecutively.