St. Paul man killed in Polk County, Wisconsin crash early Sunday

St. Paul man killed in Polk County, Wisconsin crash early Sunday Photo: Polk County Sheriff's Department

January 28, 2019 11:43 AM

Authorities in Wisconsin say a 30-year-old St. Paul man was killed early Sunday when his vehicle left a roadway in Polk County and crashed into the tree line.

A release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office identified Richard Xiong as the individual who died in the crash.

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The release said preliminary investigation indicates a Honda Odyssey van with Xiong at the wheel was northbound on Highway 63 at a high rate of speed when the van failed to stop at a stop sign, went through an intersection and left the road.

First responders pronounced Xiong dead at the scene. A passenger, 29-year-old Kai Xiong of St. Paul, was flown from the scene to the Twin Cities metro area to seek medical treatment for injuries he sustained in the crash.

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