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UPDATE: Police release names of victims in fatal crash on I-41

Posted at 1:30 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 14:30:41-04

The Washington County Sheriff's Department has announced the victims in a deadly crash that occurred Tuesday near the Town of Polk.

66-year-old James Debny and 55-year-old Daniel Luedke were not wearing seat belts when they were ejected from a vehicle after crashing on I-41 northbound between Hwy 60 and Hwy 144 Tuesday night, officials said.

When first responders arrived on scene, they discovered a passenger in the roadway and another in a nearby ditch.

Deputies attempted life-saving efforts on scene before one occupant was pronounced dead. Flight for Life was requested for the other passenger who was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, authorities said.