Man accused of killing Cottage Grove couple pleads not guilty

MADISON, Wis. - The Stoughton man accused of causing a crash that killed a young Cottage Grove couple pleaded not guilty Thursday to his charges.

Brandon Ballweg, 25, is facing more than a half-dozen felony charges, including second-degree reckless homicide for allegedly hitting and killing Kirk U’ren and Jenni Steiner.

The crash happened in February on Highway 30.

Police said they found evidence of drugs in Ballweg’s system at the time of the crash.

Ballweg will be back in court July 7.

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