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UPDATE: Names released in deadly Trempealeau County crash

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The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office was called to a fatal traffic accident on State Road 35 near Bemis St. in the Town of Trempealeau around 4:43 Thursday morning.

The accident involved a truck and a car. The driver of the truck, 39-year-old Micah Harris of Trempealeau, was transported to a local hospital but is expected to survive. The woman in the car, 57-year-old Monica Knepper of Trempealeau, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Preliminary investigations show the truck crossed the center line and hit the car in a head-on collision, according to the sheriff’s office.

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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