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Names released in fatal Trempealeau Co. accident

Kaitlyn Riley

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The Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office reported the names of the two men involved in a deadly accident that happened the day after Christmas.

James B. Williams, 55, of Arcadia, was driving a passenger car southbound on State Rd. 93 near Lewis Valley Rd. The Sheriff’s Office said he was driving left of the center line and hit a truck traveling north around 12:11 Saturday afternoon. Williams was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver, 60-year-old Michael T. Buxrude of Moorhead, Minn. was airlifted to a local hospital with serious injuries.

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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