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Crash leaves 3 dead at intersection with reportedly fallen stop sign in western Wisconsin

STANTON, Wis. — A crash that killed three in Stanton Township Friday night, July 19, may have been the result of a fallen stop sign, according to a St. Croix County Sheriff's Office news release.

A motorcycle driven by 34-year-old Somerset resident Cody Cook-Terhurne was traveling westbound on STH 64 when a passenger car driven by Thomas J. Plasch, 55, of Oakdale, entered the intersection at CTH T, the release states. The passenger in the car was identified as 46-year-old Oakdale resident Miriam Rosal Espinosa.

Moments before they received word of the crash, authorities said, dispatch received a call from someone who said the stop sign controlling traffic on CTH T where it intersects STH 64 was knocked down.

All three were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the release. The crash remains under investigation.

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