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Man killed in 2 vehicle crash in St. Croix County


St. Croix County (Press Release) - On Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 6:25 a.m. the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of County Highway G and County Highway T in the Town of Erin Prairie.

A 1997 Ford Ranger pick-up driven by Brian C. Swanepoel, 36, of New Richmond was eastbound on County Highway G. A 1999 Honda Odyssey driven by William R. Eubank, 66, of River Falls was northbound on County Highway T. According to witnesses, Eubank stopped at the stop sign on County Highway T and then proceeded into the intersection and was struck by the Ford Ranger. Both vehicles came to rest on the northeast side of the intersection with the Honda Odyssey coming to rest on its roof and the truck coming to rest on its side.

Weather conditions appear to be a factor in the crash as it was very foggy at this location at the time when sheriff's deputies arrived.

Swanepoel was transported to Westfields Hospital in New Richmond with unknown injuries.

Eubank was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner's Office.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Assisting at the scene was New Richmond Fire and Rescue and New Richmond EMS.

This is the 7th fatality of 2013.

The crash remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.

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