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Woman dies after jumping from I-94 bridge, young daughter in vehicle

HUDSON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A woman is dead after she jumps off the I-94 bridge over the St. Croix River near Hudson Thursday morning.

Around 8:30 a.m., witnesses told the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department that the woman stopped her vehicle along the east shoulder of the bridge.  She then went to the railing and jumped over.

The woman's 11-year-old daughter was in the vehicle while this occured.

Emergency workers from both Wisconsin and Minnesota later recovered the woman's body from the ice covered river.

St. Croix County authorities haven't released the name of the woman pending notification of family.  The woman is only identified at this point as a 48-year-old woman from Pierce County.

The woman's family members are now caring for the daughter.


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