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Trempealeau County driver charged with homicide by drunk driving in fatal Onalaska accident



A driver from Blair is now facing eight charges, including homicide, for a recent fatal SUV crash near Onalaska.

Savannah Myers appeared before a La Crosse County judge on Thursday, without an attorney. She’s scheduled to return to court on February 1st.

Police say Myers was driving drunk on October 22nd when her car went down an embankment on North Kinney Coulee Road. Passenger Joshua Hernandez died after being thrown from the SUV. The 24-year-old Myers and two young children had to be rescued from the vehicle, and were treated for injuries.

A criminal complaint reports that Myers and Hernandez had been to a bar that night, and security videos from a grocery store visit before the accident appear to show Myers stumbling and losing her balance.

The complaint says Myers has two previous OWI convictions in La Crosse County since 2018. The new charges include driving with a prohibited alcohol concentration, with a minor child in the vehicle.

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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