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Suspected drunk driving Onalaska crash kills male passenger, injures female driver and 2 children



A 25-year-old man is dead and a woman is facing a vehicular homicide charge after a weekend crash in Onalaska that also injured two young children.

Onalaska police said a vehicle went down an embankment on North Kinney Coulee Road, near Interstate-90 on Sunday night.

Joshua Hernandez was ejected from the vehicle during the accident and declared dead after life-saving measures were taken by emergency crews.

The reported driver, Savannah Myers, is suspected of being drunk. Myers and the couple’s 2- and 4-year-old children had to be freed from the vehicle by the Onalaska Fire Department.

One child airlifted to a Madison hospital.

Police charged Myers with homicide and injury by drunk driving, as well as a third-offense driving while intoxicated.

She’s also accused of OWI causing injury with passengers under age 16. Online records do not show any court appearances in the case yet.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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