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Driver from weekend double fatal crash out on bond


STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAU) - The man charged with driving drunk and killing two Wisconsin Rapids women has been released on bond. 

22-year-old Tim Saavedra made a bond appearance in Portage County court Monday. Judge Thomas Flugaur set bond at $25,000 cash. Saavedra was able to make bond later that day.

Saavedra was the driver of a pickup that crashed into the trees after he lost control on Gumz Road southeast of Rudolph Saturday. He must remain sober and away from anyplace that serves alcohol, and he must not have contact with the victim’s families.

The funeral for 21-year-old Melissa Peterson-Suzda of Wisconsin Rapids is Wednesday at 10-o'clock.

The funeral for 21-year-old Stephanie Eberhardt of Wisconsin Rapids is at noon Thursday.

21-year-old Lee Hogan of Rudolph is the only surviving passenger from the crash. He is still hospitalized in fair condition.