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Second crash reported Thursday at intersection where fatality occurred

A tow truck hauled away one of two vehicles involved in a crash Thursday evening at County Road G and Highway 63 in the town of Emerald. Jordan Willi / RiverTown Multimedia

Authorities responded to the scene of a second collision Thursday within hours of a fatal crash at the same St. Croix County intersection.

St. Croix County sheriff's deputies were called at 4:11 p.m. Oct. 4 to Highway 63 and County Road G in the town of Emerald for a two-vehicle crash. The intersection was the scene of a fatal crash at 7:28 a.m. the same day.

Sheriff Scott Knudson said one person was injured in the afternoon crash, but that person's injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

According to initial information, the second crash involved a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta driven by a 42-year-old Deer Park woman. Her car collided with a 1988 Ford pickup truck driven by a 76-year-old Clear Lake man. Knudson said the pickup driver sustained a possible head injury.

Additional details were not immediately available.

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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