Crash victim was New Richmond teenThe victim of a car-truck crash in the town of Richmond Thursday was a 17-year-old New Richmond boy, Erik F. Ness.
The victim of a car-truck crash Thursday in the town of Richmond was Erik F. Ness, 17, of New Richmond.
Ness was southbound on 120th Street in a 1995 Plymouth Neon at 3:59 p.m. when he failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of 130th Avenue.
His car was struck by an eastbound Sterling grain truck driven by Larry W. Reckin, 59, of Elmwood. The truck was owned by Countryside Cooperative of Durand.
The impact rolled the car and pushed it into the southeast ditch. Ness, who was not wearing a seat belt, was partially ejected from the car, according to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the county medical examiner.
Reckin suffered only minor injuries when the truck went through the ditch, a fence and came to rest in a nearby field. Reckin was wearing a seatbelt.
The fatality is the eighth on St. Croix County roads this year.
The crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol and sheriff's department.
Crews from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, New Richmond Fire & Rescue Department and New Richmond EMS assisted at the scene.