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

Kaitlyn Riley

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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.