Charges filed in fatal Taylor Co. crash

Posted Tuesday, December 3, 2013 --- 9:00 a.m.

PERSHING, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a man accused of fatally striking a hunter and injuring another along a Taylor County road was drunk when he hit the two.

Forty-two-year-old James Winchel, of Sheldon, is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and OWI causing injury. Sheriff's officials say several hunters were standing along a road in western Taylor County last Friday when two were struck.

Fifty-year-old Juan Salinas died at the scene. A 53-year-old man was taken to a Wausau hospital with leg injuries. Both were from Roscoe, Ill.

WEAU-TV reports Winchel was taken to a hospital in Eau Claire.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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