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Man dies in I-94 crash

WOODVILLE — A Florida man is dead after the minivan he was driving was struck by a semi in the westbound lane of Interstate 94 Thursday, August 6 near Woodville.

John M. Sundeen, 83 of Cudjoe Key, Florida, died the following day at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

The crash happened at 11:15 p.m. on August 6 at mile mark 24.5 near Woodville in St. Croix County.

According to a news release, the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a report of a semi versus car crash in the westbound lane I-94 on Thursday, August 6, at approximately 11:14 p.m.

The release stated that a Dodge Caravan, operated by Sundeen, had been traveling west on the Interstate and was struck by a semi, traveling the same direction,and pushed the Caravan into the ditch.

Sundeen sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to Regions Hospital where he died the following afternoon (August 7) from injuries he had suffered in the crash.

The semi-trailer was empty and the 46-year-old male driver, Corey P. Dicks of Colfax, was not injured.

From the initial investigation, it appeared that Sundeen’s mini-van had slowed down and almost stopped in the traffic lane. The semi driver swerved to avoid hitting it, but still struck the minivan and pushed it into the ditch.

Assisting agencies included St. Croix County Sheriff’s Department, Baldwin Police Department, Baldwin Fire and Rescue, and Baldwin EMS.

Alcohol was not a contributing factor in the accident, said the report.

Both Sundeen and Dicks were wearing seatbelts when the accident occurred.

The crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol. Enforcement action  is pending the investigation.