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Firefighters from United Fire's Hammond and Baldwin stations draped a tarp over the body of a Minnesota man Sunday afternoon to shield him from the view of passersby. The man apparently pulled his car into the path of another vehicle and was struck as he moved toward the eastbound on-ramp off CTH T at I-94. Steve Dzubay photo.

A South St. Paul man has been identified as the victim of Sunday's two-vehicle crash on County Rd. T at the I-94 exit ramp in the town of Pleasant Valley.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s office said the victim was John A. Burnside of South St. Paul.

The sheriff’s report said at 1:50 p.m., July 14 a 2004 Ford Taurus driven by Burnside was stopped at a sign on the east off-ramp from I-94. A 2010 Ford Edge driven by Amy Olson, 38, Hammond was southbound on County Rd. T.

Witnesses said Burnside pulled away from the stop sign and was struck by Olson’s vehicle in the driver’s side. Olson and a four-year-old passenger, suffered minor injuries and were not hospitalized. Burnside died at the scene, the Sheriff said.

The incident marked the seventh fatality on county roadways this year.

Doug Stohlberg

Doug Stohlberg has been part of the Hudson Star-Observer since 1973 and has been editor since 1987. He worked at the New Richmond News from 1971 to 1973. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota.

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