Wisconsin police officer charged in crash killing child and 23-year-old

An off-duty sergeant with the Superior Police Department faces charges in a crash that killed a child and a 23-year-old man. 

Sergeant Greg Swanson, 42, was charged with one count of operating while intoxicated for his alleged role in the fatal July 15 crash, according to the press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and state patrol. 

The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. in Superior, Wis. Michael Evans, 23, was standing outside a vehicle that was "inoperable" on the 5200 block of East 2nd Street when Swanson was driving north and crashed into the car. Evans died as a result of the crash, according to the release. 

A 24-year-old woman and her two children were also inside the car during the crash and were transported to a Minnesota hospital. One child was treated and released, but the other died as a result of their injuries, the release states. 

"This is a sad and tragic incident. We wish to express our sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased, and our hopes of a speedy and successful recovery for the other occupants involved," Superior police chief Nicholas Alexander previously said in a statement. 

Swanson posted a $15,000 cash bond on Monday. The terms of his release state he is not allowed to have contact with the victim's family or those inside the vehicle during the crash, and he cannot use alcohol, according to court documents. 

To avoid a conflict of interest, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol will investigate the incident, Alex previously said.

Additional charges will be referred to the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office.