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The impact of Chad Tabaka's ATV is 6 feet above the ground. Family members of Jessica Christopherson erected a memorial the next day. (Sarah Smith/ Enterprise)

Some of victim's family opposes plea deal in fatal ATV case

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A tearful Chad Tabaka testified that he'd consumed numerous beers and mixed drinks May 1 when he lost control of his speeding ATV, crashed into a tree and killed his passenger.


Under a plea deal entered into Thursday, Tabaka, 31, of Walker, could spend a year in jail for the death of Jessica Lynn Christopherson, 31, of Benedict, on a roadway in the Paul Bunyan State Forest.

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