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Two Hudson men die in one-car accident

October 10, 2014

On Sunday Oct. 5, at 2:50 a.m. the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 12 just north of Brakke Drive in Hudson, Wisconsin.

A 1996 Volkswagon Golf two-door hatchback, driven by a 22-year-old male from Hudson was northbound on U.S. Highway 12 north of Brakke Drive.

The driver lost control on the roadway, entered the east ditch, striking a traffic sign and electric pole, breaking the electric pole in half.

The vehicle came to rest in the parking lot of the office building. The driver and a 22-year-old male passenger were pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner’s Office. Assisting at the scene were Hudson Fire & Rescue and St. Croix EMS.

The males were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. The names of both individuals are Dylan J. Dreher and Kenneth L. Bjerkeng. The crash remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office.

These are the ninth and 10th fatalities of 2014. Further inquiries to this crash investigation should be directed to Captain Jeff Klatt.