Fatal Crash-Charges

A 30-year-old Arcadia man has been formally charged in Trempealeau County Circuit Court with eight felonies and two misdemeanors in connection with a fatal traffic crash that occurred on New Year's Day.

Being held in the Trempealeau County jail is Josue Cruz Escobar the driver of a vehicle that struck a second vehicle on Highway 93.

Escobar is facing felony counts of operating while intoxicated causing death, operating without a driver's license, and operating causing great bodily harm, plus operating without a driver's license causing death.

The crash caused the death of two of Escobar's passengers, an 18-year-old and a 19-year-old, and injuries to five others in the three-vehicle crash.

Escobar continues to be held on $500,000 bond..... 

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