Anna Shoemaker dies following Wednesday crash near AshlandAnna Shoemaker, 20, of Hudson died Thursday at about 1 p.m. at a Duluth hospital as a result of injuries suffered in an accident near Ashland early Wednesday morning.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Anna Shoemaker, 20, of Hudson died Thursday at about 1 p.m. at a Duluth hospital as a result of injuries suffered in an accident near Ashland early Wednesday morning.
Shoemaker was a passenger in a car driven by her friend Elizabeth Burns, also of Hudson, when Burns apparently lost control of her vehicle on southbound Highway 63 and crossed into the oncoming lane and struck a semi. The accident happened just north of the village of Grand View.
Burns is in stable condition at the Ashland Medical Center.
Icy road conditions may have contributed to the accident.
Shoemaker is the daughter of James and Peg Shoemaker of Hudson. Peg Shoemaker is the associate director of curriculum for the Hudson School District, and was formerly principal of Houlton Elementary and a Hudson teacher. Anna was a junior at UW-Madison. She was airlifted from the scene of the accident to Essentia Health St. Mary’s in Duluth where she was listed in critical condition until her death Thursday afternoon.
Burns is the daughter of Tom and Patricia Burns of Hudson.
Both women graduated from Hudson High School in 2008.
The truck driver, Arden Weber,51, of Bayfield was not injured. The accident is under investigation by the Washburn County Sheriff's Department.