Students killed in Polk County rollover crash

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The Polk County Sheriff’s office has named the two people killed in a rollover crash in St. Croix Falls on Friday.

The driver is identified as 16-year-old Mckinley Erickson of Dresser, WI and the passenger is identified as 15-year-old Kegan Koshiol of rural Dresser, WI.

According to the roster, both students were on the St. Croix Falls wrestling team.

On February 21st at 7:41 am, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center responded to a call of a vehicle rollover on 220th Street, half a mile south of Hwy 8 in the Town of St. Croix Falls. Authorities say an SUV was northbound on 220th Street, lost control on the icy roads and entered the east ditch. The SUV struck several trees as it rolled.

EMS arrived shortly after and attempted life saving measures. A juvenile passenger suffered fatal injuries. The teenage driver suffered life-threatening injuries and later died.

Icy roadways are considered to be a factor in the accident.

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