Two killed in one-vehicle crash in Hudson

HUDSON — On Sunday, October 5 at 2:50 a.m. the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle crash on Highway 12 just north of Brakke Dr. in the town of Hudson.

A 1996 Volkswagen Golf two door hatchback driven by a 22-year-old male from Hudson was northbound on Highway 12 when it lost control and entered the east ditch.

The vehicle struck a traffic sign and an electric pole, breaking the pole in half. The vehicle came to rest in the parking lot of the office building.

The male driver and his 22-year-old male passenger were both pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Both males were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The two individuals who died as a result of this crash have been identified as Dylan J. Dreher, age 22 of Hudson, WI and Kenneth L. Bjerkeng, age 22, also of Hudson, WI.

According to the police report, this is the ninth and tenth fatality in St. Croix County this year.