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UPDATE: Authorities identify driver in fatal Polk County crash

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Polk County (WQOW) - Authorities have released the name of the man who died in a crash in Sterling Township.

Polk County officials said Eldor (Buddy) Bruce Jr., 58, of St. Croix Falls, died after his pickup truck crashed at the intersection of Evergreen Avenue and State Highway 87 on Sunday.

Authorities said Bruce Jr. was unconscious and trapped inside the truck, which was located in a swampy area off the roadway. He was airlifted to a hospital in St. Paul and pronounced dead two hours later.


Posted Oct. 2, 2017:

Polk County (WQOW) - Authorities said one person is dead after a crash in Sterling Township.

On Sunday, shortly after 10 p.m., the Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to a pickup truck that crashed at the intersection of Evergreen Avenue and State Highway 87.

Authorities said the driver was unconscious and trapped inside the truck, which was located in a swampy area off the roadway. The driver was taken to an area hospital and later airlifted to a hospital in St. Paul.

Authorities said the driver died a couple hours later. Officials are not releasing the name of the driver at this time.

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