Sentencing Delayed In Vehicular Homicide Case

(Lowell) Sentencing for a Reeseville man on vehicular homicide charges was delayed Friday because the defendant’s attorney was unable to make it to the hearing on time. Cody Buechel was convicted last month of driving under the influence of inhalants when he killed a pedestrian. He pled no contest to a felony count of Homicide by Negligent Use of a Vehicle; two misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charges were dismissed but read into the record. The 23-year-old was driving a pickup truck on Highway G in the town of Lowell in September of 2015 when 17-year-old Lukas Jaeger was struck. Prosecutors argued that Buechel inhaled the product Dust-Off minutes before driving. Buechel drove up on the front lawn of a corner residence before driving over the center line into the southbound lanes where the victim was struck. The vehicle then continued down Highway G later crashing into a culvert. The felony charge carries a maximum prison sentence of ten years. Buechel’s new sentencing date is July 27.