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Two-vehicle crash near Roberts injures one

ROBERTS — Only one of five people involved in a crash between a pair of pick-up trucks on Interstate 94 near Roberts Sunday afternoon, August 23 received injuries in the incident.

54-year-old Lynda S. Burdorf of Weyerhaeuser, WI suffered non-life threating injuries according to a Wisconsin State Patrol report when the 2006 Chevrolet truck she was a passenger in was struck by a 2003 Ford F-350 truck towing a trailer that apparently lost control after suffering a tire failure.

Lynda Burdorf had to be extricated from the truck and was transported to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN for medical treatment.

The other individuals involved in the accident, Robert Alan Burdorf, 51 of Weyerhaeuser and the driver of the Chevy truck, along with Linda J. Stalhiem, 63 of Deer Park, the driver of the Ford F-350 and her passengers, 5-year-old Addison Kobernik and 28-year-old Dustin Deon Brooks, both also of Deer Park, were not injured in the crash.

The accident occurred at 3:34 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 94 near mile marker 14 in St. Croix County.

In its report, the Wisconsin State Patrol stated that the Stalhiem pick-up truck was towing a travel trailer when it incurred a tire failure causing Stalhiem to lose control.

The Ford F-350 crossed from the right lane into the left lane where it contacted the Burdorf truck. Both trucks ended up in the median with the Stalhiem trailer overturned.

Assisting the State Patrol at the scene were the River Falls Fire Department and Ambulance, Roberts Fire and Rescue, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and Highway Department and Jerry’s Towing Service.

All five individuals were wearing seat belts when the accident occurred. It was also determined that alcohol use was not a factor.

The State Patrol noted that enforcement action was pending the outcome of its investigation.