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UPDATE WITH NAMES: One dead in crash along Iowa-Wisconsin border

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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. (KWWL) -

UPDATE: The Crawford County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the people involved in Monday's crash between a semi truck and a pick-up truck along the Iowa-Wisconsin border.

63-year-old Robert Wiemerslage, of Spring Grove, Minnesota, was behind the wheel of the semi, and died following the collision. Police say his wife, 65-year-old Mary Wiemerslage, was in the passenger seat of the semi and was injured in the crash.

49-year-old Raul Alexis Rivera Negron, from Cedar Rapids, was driving the pick-up, and was airlifted from the scene of the crash along U.S. Highway 18.

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Original Story:

A Minnesota man has died following a head-on crash between a semi truck and a pick-up truck today along the Iowa-Wisconsin border.

The Crawford County (Wisconsin) Sheriff's Office says the accident happened on U.S. Highway 18 between Prairie du Chien and Marquette around 8:58 a.m. on Monday. A release on the accident says the semi was traveling west towards Iowa, when the 63-year-old driver suddenly slumped onto the lap of a 65-year-old woman in the passenger seat. The semi then crossed over into the eastbound lane, hitting the pick-up truck head-on. Sheriff's officers say the truck was pushed backwards approximately 300 feet, before both vehicles came to a stop on the road.

Officers say the driver of the semi was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the pick-up truck had to be pulled from the truck using the jaws of life, and was airlifted for treatment on "several broken bones and possible internal injuries." He's a 49-year-old man from Cedar Rapids. The passenger of the semi is also being treated for injuries that aren't believed to be life-threatening. Officers say she is the wife of the semi driver who died in the crash, from Spring Grove, Minnesota. The names of the people involved in the crash have not been released at this time. 

Sheriff's officers also say both vehicles sustained heavy damage.

U.S. Highway 18 was closed for about one hour following the crash, and has since reopened. The Crawford County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Prairie du Chien Police Department, the Crawford County Highway Department, Rural Bridgeport Fire and First Responders, the Clayton County Iowa Sheriff’s Department, the MarMac Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, Tri State EMS, the MarMac Rescue Squad, and Bob’s Towing.

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