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UPDATE: Car and dump truck involved in fatal Trempealeau Co. accident

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One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash involving a dump truck and a car between Eleva and Independence Monday morning.

The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office was called to the scene around 6:44 a.m. and closed State Hwy 93 near Knudtson Valley Ln. in the town of Chimney Rock for three hours because of the accident.

The initial investigation indicates a dump truck driver was traveling southbound on State Hwy 93, and the car was northbound. The driver of the car crossed the center line and struck the dump truck in its lane, according to a news release.

The driver of the car died as a result of the crash. The dump truck driver is not reporting any injuries. The crash is still under investigation. Names are being withheld until the families have been notified.


The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office confirmed one person died following a traffic accident between Eleva and Independence Monday morning.

The accident happened on State Road 93 near Knutson Valley Road. Around 7:30, law enforcement made an announcement on social media asking drivers to avoid the area. It has since re-opened with restricted, alternating lanes at the scene.

The sheriff’s office said it is not releasing names at this time but expected to give additional details shortly.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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