BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WXOW) – The driver of a vehicle that crashed in Jackson County Monday evening and injured five people may face several criminal charges.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday their initial investigation said that Dillon M. Waube,18, was driving a vehicle well above the speed limit before the crash. The sheriff’s office said in a statement that Waube was driving while intoxicated.
Their investigation showed the vehicle went off the road, went airborne, and crashed several hundred feet away in the woods. It happened shortly before 11 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 54 and Brockway Road.
Waube was one of two people airlifted from the crash scene. He was flown to Marshfield Medical Center and is currently in the intensive care unit according to the sheriff’s office.
A second passenger in the vehicle, James Mann, 18, was airlifted to Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. His status isn’t known.
Three other people in the vehicle, Miguel Custodio, Jr. 20, Anthony J. Walker, 17, and Harold H. Hill, Jr., 40, all went to Black River Falls Memorial Hospital for their injuries.
The sheriff’s office said that Waube is facing several charges related to the crash and injured passengers including OWI and Reckless Endangering Safety.