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Man dies of injuries from St. Croix County crash

An Amery man has died of injuries sustained in a May 20 crash in rural St. Croix County, authorities confirmed on Wednesday.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as 28-year-old Nicholas J. Fellman, one of two drivers in a crash in the 2400 block of Highway 63/64 in the town of Cylon.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, Fellman’s 2010 Chevy Impala was struck on its passenger side as it turned off the highway into a private driveway. His vehicle was struck by a 2004 Dodge Ram driven by 41-year-old Ridgeland resident Chad J. Bowers, who was not injured.

Fellman was airlifted by LifeLink III from the scene to Regions Hospital, where he died.

The news release states Fellman was not seat belted at the time of the crash; Bowers was buckled up.

St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Jeff Klatt said he doesn’t expect citations to be issued in the crash. He added that alcohol didn’t appear to be a factor in the crash.

Deputies were assisted at the scene by New Richmond Fire and Ambulance Services, Deer Park firefighters and first responder and the Clear Lake Fire Department.

The crash was St. Croix County’s fourth traffic fatality of 2017.

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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