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7 years in prison for killing 2 in OWI crash

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — 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 says Portage County Circuit Judge Thomas Eagon also sentenced Saavedra Tuesday to five years of extended supervision following his prison time.

Information from: Stevens Point Journal Media,

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