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On Saturday, August 17, 2019, at about 2:59 p.m. the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a traffic crash in the 2300 block of STH 46, in Cylon Township, St. Croix County.
A passerby noticed a vehicle down an embankment, and contacted the St. Croix County Emergency Communications Center. Upon arrival by first responders and the St. Croix Couny Sheriff’s Office, they located a male subject who had been ejected (no seatbelt worn) from the SUV. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner.
The deceased was identified as Corey Allen Peterson, age 23, of Amery WI. He was driving a 1998 Jeep Cherokee Sport Utility Vehicle.
Assisting the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were Deer Park Fire/Rescue, New Richmond EMS and The St. Croix County Medical Examiner.
This is the 10th traffic fatality recorded by St. Croix County in 2019.
This incident remains under investigation.