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St. Croix County fatality in Erin Prairie

On Friday, August 23, 2019, at 12:13 a.m. the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle crash on USH 63 about three-quarters of a mile north of 130th Ave., in the Town of Erin Prairie.

A 2013 Audi A4 car, driven by Robert J. Heininger, age 25 from New Richmond, WI was southbound on USH 63. Preliminary investigation indicates the car entered the west ditch, hit a field driveway, went airborne and began to roll multiple times. The car came to rest on its passenger side against a tree.

Heininger was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner.

Heininger was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol is a possible factor in the cause of the crash.

Assisting at the scene were United Fire & Rescue and Baldwin EMS.

This is St. Croix County’s 11th fatality of 2019.

The crash remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office.

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