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.
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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