Antioch Motorcyclist Faces Homicide by Intoxicated use of a Motor Vehicle After Crash in Salem Lakes, Wisconsin


Alejandro Rivas, 43, is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle after a crash about 7:57 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Salem Lakes, Wisconsin, about 6 miles north of Antioch.

Kenosha County sheriff’s police said Alejandro Rivas was driving a motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a curve and crashed into a ditch in the block of 26800 Camp Lake Road. His passenger, Marnie J. Cogswell, 42, of Spring Grove, was in grave condition at the scene, and was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Rivas also was hospitalized with serious injuries, but is expected to be released this week. He is facing incarceration in the Kenosha County jail, held on $200,000 bail.

Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies immediately suspected that alcohol was a factor in the crash. Law enforcement learned that the couple had just left an area establishment prior to the crash. Salem Lakes, Wisconsin is located in Kenosha County about 6 miles north of Antioch, Illinois in Lake County.

The next scheduled court date for Alejandro Rivas is Wednesday, March 11, 2020.

Salem Lakes is a village in Kenosha County formed by the merger of the town of Salem and the village of Silver Lake. The village, located northeast of Wilmot, was created by municipal merger on February 14, 2017. Salem Lakes Fire/Rescue serves the residents of Salem Lakes. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department provides a dedicated squad in Salem Lakes for 16.5 hours per day seven days a week according to a contract approved in November 2017. For six months of the year there is 24-hour coverage with one squad during first shift and two squads during second shift.

As of March 4, 2020 Google Maps does not recognize the update to Salem Lakes, Wisconsin, referring only to the defunct Salem, Wisconsin listing and Silver Lake listing to the west.



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