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Charges filed in fatal Taylor Co. crash


PERSHING (WKOW) -- 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.

According to our sister station in Eau Claire, WQOW-TV, Winchel was airlifted to an Eau Claire hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

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