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Father killed, children injured in Saturday crash

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St. Croix County (WQOW)- A father is dead and his three children in the hospital, after a crash in Saint Croix County.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash on State Highway 35 at Tower Road in the township of Troy. A minivan traveling north on 35 collided with a car on Tower Road, driven by Scott Shoemaker. Troopers say Shoemaker missed a stop sign. He was killed. 

Shoemaker's three children, ages 12, 14 and 16 were also in the car and had serious injuries. They were taken to Regions Hospital in Saint Paul. The driver of the minivan was treated and released.  The crash is still being investigated.

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Press Release (State Patrol)- On October 19th, 2013 at approximately 4:06 PM, the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a two  vehicle crash on Old STH 35 at the intersection of Tower Rd in the Township of Troy, St. Croix County, WI. A Dodge minivan, driven by Jason Edwards, was northbound on Old State Highway 35 when it crashed into the driver's side of a Mazda Protege car, driven by Scott Shoemaker, that was westbound on Tower Road. Mr. Shoemaker failed to stop at the stop sign on Tower Road and traveled into the path of Mr. Edward's vehicle. Mr. Shoemaker died at the scene from injuries he sustained during the crash. Mr. Shoemaker's 3 children, ages 12, 14, and 16, were passengers in his car and they sustained serious injuries. They were transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Mr. Edwards, who was the lone occupant in his van, was also injured during the crash, and he was transported by ambulance to Hudson Hospital where he was treated
and released. All vehicle occupants were wearing seatbelts. The crash remains under investigation by the WI State Patrol.

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ST. CROIX COUNTY (PRESS RELEASE) - Saturday at 4:06 p.m. the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a two vehicle crash on Old State Highway 35 at the intersection of Tower Road in the Township of Troy in St. Croix County. 

A minivan traveling northbound on Old State Highway 35 collided with a car traveling westbound on Tower Road. The crash resulted in one fatality and multiple injuries.

Names are being withheld pending notification of family.

Additional information will be released when it becomes available. 

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