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UPDATE: Knapp man killed, North Hudson man injured in crash

The St. Croix County Sheriff's Office released this image of the vehicle driven by a Knapp man who was killed Wednesday in a town of Cady crash. (Submitted photo)1 / 4
St. Croix County sheriff’s deputies stand near the debris field left behind from a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in rural Spring Valley that left one person dead. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Mike Longaecker)2 / 4
United firefighters work to access a vehicle involved in a fatal crash Wednesday in rural Spring Valley. An occupant of a second vehicle (not pictured) died in the collision. (RiverTown Multimedia photo by Mike Longaecker) 3 / 4
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St. Croix County authorities said a western Wisconsin man was killed Wednesday after he ran a stop sign and collided with another vehicle at a rural Spring Valley intersection.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said 57-year-old Knapp resident Timothy H. Mittlestadt was pronounced dead at the scene -- County Road N and 310th Street in the town of Cady. The driver of the second vehicle, Richard C. Fisher, 52, North Hudson, was transported to River Falls Area Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

According to a news release, the crash occurred at 2:33 p.m. when Mittlestadt’s Chevy Express van, headed north on 310th Street, drove through a stop sign and was struck by Fisher’s eastbound Ford Super Duty van at County Road N.

Mittlestadt’s van then struck a telephone box and a utility pole before coming to rest in the northeast corner of the intersection.

Sheriff’s officials said Mittlestadt was not wearing a seat belt. Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Klatt said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

Fisher, who was transported by Spring Valley EMS, was belted, according to the release.

The Wisconsin State Patrol, Spring Valley firefighters, Spring Valley EMS, United Fire and Rescue, Baldwin EMS and the St. Croix County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted deputies at the scene.

The crash, St. Croix County’s second traffic fatality of 2017, remained under investigation.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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