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7 years in prison for killing 2 in OWI crash

  • Associated Press
  • May 21, 2014 - 9:25 AM

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — A man convicted of driving drunk and killing two central Wisconsin women will go to prison for at least seven years.

Twenty-three-year-old Timothy Saavedra was convicted of driving while intoxicated at 90 mph or more when he crashed his truck last July in Portage County. Passengers Melissa Ann Peterson-Suzda and Stephanie Eberhardt, both 21, died in the crash. A third passenger was seriously injured.

Stevens Point Journal Media (http://wrtnews.co/1jD7PYl ) says Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Eagon also sentenced Saavedra Tuesday to five years of extended supervision following his prison time.

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