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Charges filed against driver in triple-fatal western Wis. crash

The driver suspected in a triple-fatal crash in western Wisconsin has been charged by warrant with three homicide-by-vehicle counts.

Court records state Dunn County prosecutors charged 36-year-old Serghei Kundilovski with three counts each of first-degree reckless homicide, homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and knowingly operating while revoked causing death. An arrest warrant was issued for the Orangevale, Calif., man on July 31.

Kundilovski was severely injured in the crash and was airlifted to an undisclosed hospital with what was described at the time as life-threatening injuries. The Dunn County District Attorney’s Office could not confirm Friday if he was still hospitalized.

A bond hearing in the case was set for Aug. 9 in Menomonie.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, Kundilovski was driving the wrong way in eastbound Interstate 94 traffic on July 13 and crashed head-on into a vehicle containing three men who died. The Minneapolis men, 32-year-old Adam G. Kendhammer, 27-year-old Jeremy A. Berchem and 29-year-old Bryan E. Rudell, were reportedly on a road trip to Chicago at the time of the crash, which occurred between Baldwin and Menomonie.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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