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River Falls,Wisconsin 54022
Hudson Star Observer
Hudson man killed in crash on I-94/Radio Dr.
River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

The State Patrol identified the 47-year old Hudson man who was killed in a rear-end crash on I-94 and Radio Drive just after midnight Friday.

According to witnesses and state patrol reports the accident occurred at 12:10 a.m. when the driver of a 1993 Ford Escort rear-ended a semi truck that had stopped on the right shoulder of eastbound I-94 near the Radio Drive/County Road 13 exit.

Witnesses said the Escort, driven by Michael Gartmann, 47, Hudson, slid under the trailer of the semi.

State Patrol officers and Woodbury Public Safety responded to the scene, which caused a backup of traffic heading east on I-94, witnesses said.

Gartmann was killed in the crash, the State Patrol released in its report Saturday. The driver of the semi, Michael A. Dukes, 24, Augusta, Ga., was not hurt.

More details on the nature of the accident were expected to be released over the weekend.