WSU Student Killed

Winona State University reports that a student, Marie Ellen "Ellie" Ahmann, died Tuesday night in an automobile crash near La Crosse.

Ahmann was from Woodbury, Minnesota,  had enrolled at WSU in fall 2010, and was a finance major.

Emergency workers in La Crosse recovered Ahmann's body from a car that broke through the ice on a creek.

A bus driver called dispatchers Wednesday about 1:30 a.m. when he noticed tire tracks leaving the street and heading over a bank toward Swift Creek.

The vehicle plunged down a 40-foot embankment but the ice didn't immediately break. The vehicle headed a little south on the ice before breaking through into the water.

Rescue divers found the vehicle submerged in 6 to 8 feet of water.

Counseling and support services are being made available to all members of the university community who may be affected by this loss.

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Patricia Rogers, issued a statement asking everyone to  keep Ellie's family and friends in their thoughts and hearts.....

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Topics : Disaster_Accident
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Locations : MinnesotaWoodbury
People : Marie Ellen "Ellie" AhmannPatricia Rogers
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