Suspect in fiery crash at Beaver Dam school faces felony charge

BEAVER DAM, Wis. - The suspect involved in a fiery crash at a Beaver Dam school Wednesday night is facing a felony charge.

The Beaver Dam Police Department said Roy Cortez, 22, of Beaver Dam, faces one count of fleeing an operator and causing property damage.

According to court records, a $10,000 cash bond has been set for Cortez, who was charged Thursday.



Beaver Dam police said Cortez drove into the Beaver Dam Middle School near the intersection of West Mackie Street and Grove Street. The crash caused over $100,000 in structural damage to the building, which later caught on fire after Cortez hit an electrical transformer that was sending power to the building.



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