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updated 2:32 PM CDT, Sep 20, 2014

Driver Killed Identified

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(1/2/14) A driver who died after her car went 40-feet down an embankment into the Mississippi River in La Crosse was identified today as 21-year-old Marie "Ellie" Ahmann.

  She was a finance major at Winona State University, and her hometown was Woodbury Minnesota near Saint Paul.  La Crosse Police said Aumann's car went through an intersection early yesterday.  It fell down the embankment and landed on its tires on an icy Swift Creek.  The vehicle then turned left before it fell through the ice and became submerged.  Ahmann's body was recovered after her vehicle was pulled from the river.  An investigation continues.  An autopsy scheduled today for Ahmann has been moved up to tomorrow.

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