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Winona Co. Sheriff releases names of two more victims


Winona, MN (WXOW) - Dive teams continued to search Monday for two people believed to have been in a car when it plunged through the ice into the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota .

The Winona County Sheriff's Department said it happened around 1:20 a.m. Sunday, though the accident wasn't reported until 7:30 a.m.

A passerby noticed tire tracks at Riverview Drive and Second Street that appeared to go over the dike and into the Mississippi.

Responders found a broken guard rail on Riverview Drive, as well as a license plate, purse and other debris on shore.

The dive team used an underwater camera to find the vehicle. It was 20 to 30 feet underwater.

Authorities pulled it out of the water around noon Sunday and two bodies were inside. One of the bodies was identified as Christina Lee Hauser, 36, of Winona. A man's body was also recovered from the car. He's identified as a 30-year-old, but law enforcement is not releasing his name, yet.

Hauser was last seen walking out of a tavern on Third Street in Winona with three men, Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said. Brand believes two other people were in the car during the time of the accident.

Brand said the two people are believed to be Andrew Peter Kingsbury, 29, of St. Charles and Blake Erik Overland, 28, of Stewartville.

We will have the latest on this story coming up tonight at Live at Five.

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