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Man charged in crash that killed passenger in Dunn County

Chiman Arce

DUNN COUNTY (WQOW) - A Minneapolis man is being charged for driving without a license when he allegedly crashed and killed a person earlier this week in Dunn County.

The crash happened at 3:54 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 22 near mile marker 54 on Interstate 94 in Dunn County.

According to the criminal complaint filed in Dunn County Court:

When authorities arrived at the crash site they found Magdaleno Enriquez Torres, 35, unconscious and barely breathing with a light pulse. Eventually, he stopped breathing and first responders tried to bring him back but couldn't. He was pronounced dead by the medical examiner.

Deputies and troopers asked people standing around the car who the driver was and they all said the victim. They said the vehicle rolled and they pulled the victim from the car.

When asked again, Raul Chiman-Arce, 23, admitted he was the driver. A deputy said when he asked Chiman-Arce why he didn't say that the first time he just shrugged his shoulders.

Authorities say Chiman-Arce did not have a drivers license.

Chiman-Arce was in court on Tuesday where a $10,000 cash bond was set. He posted that bond and was released on Wednesday. He is not allowed to drink or leave the state of Wisconsin.

If convicted, he could spend the next six years in prison.

He will be back in court on March 3 for an initial appearance.

Clint Berge

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