Monona teen charged with homicide following alleged drunken chrash

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A Monona teenager who police say was driving drunk when he crashed into a tree is now facing a homicide charge following the death of one of his teenage passengers.

Charges against Cameron J. Mikutis, 18, were upgraded Friday to include homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle, said Dane County Assistant District Attorney Emily Thompson.

Mikutis also is charged with causing great bodily harm by intoxicated use of a vehicle and drunken driving causing injury in the May 29 crash in the 2400 block of Coolidge Street on Madison's East Side.

Toree Gutzmer, 17, of Madison died June 7 of injuries from the crash.

According to a criminal complaint, Toree and Dylan J. Dotson, 18, of Madison were pinned in the back seat of the vehicle after it struck a parked pickup truck then hit a tree at about 11:45 p.m. Toree suffered a severe brain injury, and Dotson suffered head trauma, a collapsed lung, damaged kidneys and spleen and a herniated aorta.

Dotson remains at UW Hospital, where his condition is good.

According to the complaint, Mikutis told police he was being "(expletive) stupid" and speeding at about 60 mph when he lost control of the 1998 Chevrolet Mailbu. He told police he had "a few" beers, and told hospital staff that he had drunk "a bunch."

Mikutis is free on $8,000 bail.

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