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Hunter Killed Near Gilman on Friday
Monday, December 2nd, 2013 -- 9:34 am
Posted by Riley Hebert-News Director

-An Illinois hunter has died after being hit by a car on Friday of last week.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, 52-year-old Juan Salinas of Roscoe, Illinois and 53-year-old Fernando Salinas also of Roscoe, Illinois, were struck by a vehicle around 5pm Friday. Juan Salinas died of his injuries and Fernando Salinas is in serious, but stable condition at Aspirus Hospital in Wausau.

The accident happened at Miller Avenue and County Line Road 9 miles west of Gilman.

According to authorities, the driver of the vehicle that hit the two hunters, 42-year-old James Winchel of Sheldon, was driving at a high rate of speed and the two hunters couldn’t get out of the way. Winchel is recovering from the accident at the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire.

The investigation into the crash continues, but it appears that alcohol and speed were factors in the incident.

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