Antioch man charged with homicide in fatal Wisconsin motorcycle crash

Updated 3/3/2020 5:19 PM

An Antioch man faces up to 25 years in prison after Wisconsin authorities charged him Tuesday in connection with a weekend motorcycle crash that killed his passenger.

Alejandro Rivas, 43, is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle stemming from the crash Sunday in Salem Lakes, Wisconsin, about 6 miles north of Antioch.


Kenosha County sheriff's police said Rivas was driving a motorcycle at about 7:57 p.m. Sunday when he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a ditch.

His passenger, Marnie J. Cogswell, 42, of Spring Grove, was taken from the scene to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, sheriff's police said. Rivas also was hospitalized with serious injuries, but was expected to be released sometime Tuesday, an official said. Once released, he was to be taken to the Kenosha County jail, where he would be held on $200,000 bail.

Court records indicate Rivas is scheduled to appear in court March 11.

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