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UPDATE: Motorist dies after losing control on snow-covered roads

The Polk County Sheriff's Office repsonded to a fatal car accident at 7:05 a.m. Friday, March 15, on Highway 87, north of 235th Avenue in Eureka Township.

The two-vehicle accident involved a 1998 Buick Regal which was traveling southbound on 87 when the operator allegedly lost control on snow covered roads and entered into the northbound lane.

That vehicle was struck by a northbound 2005 Toyota Sienna van being operated by Tracy L. Mattson, 42, of St. Croix Falls. Accompanying Mattson in the vehicle were her three children Nick, 15; Katie, 11; and Lindsay, 13.

The occupants of the Mattson vehicle were transported to St. Croix Regional medical Center for treatment of injuries.

The driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene by the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office. The deceased driver has been identified as Terrie D. (Anderson) Giller, 54, of Luck.

The crash remains under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff and Medical Examiner offices.

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