$100K Cash Bond For Beaver Dam Man Charged In Fatal Multi-Vehicle Crash

(Horicon) Cash bond was set at $100,000 Tuesday for a Beaver Dam man charged with Homicide by Intoxicated use of Vehicle. Dustin VanderGalien is facing 14 felonies including several counts of Injury by Intoxicated use of a Motor Vehicle stemming from a multi-vehicle crash that killed one person last July.

According to the criminal complaint, VanderGalien was driving a Chrysler Sedan on Highway E east from State Highway 26 when he crossed the centerline and struck a Chevrolet Equinox. The Chrysler then hit a Ford Focus that had been travelling behind the Equinox. Twenty-two-year-old Gavin Rivas from Orfordville, who was a passenger in the Focus, died from his injuries. Multiple people required transportation to area hospitals for treatment.

At the scene, VanderGalien allegedly admitted to drinking a couple of mixers prior to the crash. The 35-year-old was flown to UW-Hospital where a blood draw was later taken which reportedly found alcohol in his system. Vandergalien has two previous OWI convictions in 2008 and 2015. If convicted on all charges, VanderGalien could face no more than 165 years in prison. A judge will decide next week if there is enough evidence to order a trial.