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Bond Set For Driver That Killed University of Minnesota Students

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 at 8:56 am

A judge in Dane County, WI has set bond at $30,000 for a Madison man accused of driving drunk and causing a crash that killed three people.

WCCO reports that 31-year old Bradley Erickson was trembling and crying but said nothing in Dane County Circuit Court Monday, Oct 11.

WKOW-TV reports prosecutor Emily Thompson says she will probably charge Erickson with three counts of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.

Authorities say Erickson rear-ended the victims’ car while they were trying to fix a flat tire on Interstate 39/90 near Madison last week. Nineteen-year-old Marcus Johnson, from Milwaukee, 20-year-old Elysia Rapp, from Racine, and 23-year-old Wilfredo Ugarte, from Puerto Rico, were killed.

Johnson and Ugarte were members of the University of Minnesota’s Spirit Squad, a cheerleading squad.

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