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Wednesday night boating crash leaves one dead


PRESCOTT, WI (WSAU) -  One man is dead and two others injured after a late night boating accident on the St. Croix River.

Pierce County deputies were called at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after a boat struck a rock face north of the Kinnickinnic State Park beach. Two 55-year-old men from Hudson, Wisconsin were hospitalized. 46-year-old driver David Joseph Riley from Afton, Minnesota was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is still underway to determine just what happened in the moments before the crash.

Pierce County Sheriff’s Department deputies were assisted at the scene by the River Falls Fire Department, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and Kinnickinnic State Park Rangers.