The commute home to River Falls at the intersection of southbound Hwy. 35 and Radio Road was slowed late Tuesday afternoon, May 14, by a car vs. motorcycle collision. The injured motorcyclist, Michael D. Fisher, Jr., 33, Hammond, was heading south toward River Falls when a 1996 Honda Accord driven by Katie L. Anderson, 20, River Falls, allegedly failed to yield from a stop sign while pulling out from Radio Road.
Authorities reopened eastbound I-94 just east of the Roberts exit about 10 a.m., Monday, just 75 minutes after a semi unit hauling utility poles strayed off the shoulder in a construction zone and overturned, spilling its load into a ditch and snarling traffic.
An unprecedented wet, heavy May snowfall that continues to blanket western Wisconsin cut off power to thousands of homes and closed schools and some roads due to utility wires being downed by broken trees and branches.
An elderly couple from Altoona -- Harvey Wick, 85, and Ruth Wick, 84 -- died in a single-vehicle crash on I-94 in eastern St. Croix County Monday evening, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol. A third occupant of the vehicle sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
A 16-year-old boy from Houlton was killed during Thursday's snowstorm after he lost control of his Chevrolet Cobalt while westbound on I-94 near Stagecoach Trail near Hwy. 95. Authorities say his car crossed the median and struck the trailer of an eastbound semi- unit.
About 1,000 Xcel Energy customers in North Hudson and the town of St. Joseph were without electrical service for a time Wednesday night after a tree limb fell on a power line. Hudson Fire Chief Jim Frye said the branch broke off a tree in the back yard of a North Hudson residence.
A receptionist at Hudson City Hall was struck by a car as she walked across Third Street at Walnut on her way to work Monday morning. According to a witness on the scene shortly after the accident, it appeared that the woman was knocked to the pavement by the car.
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