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UPDATE: College student found dead in vehicle that broke through ice

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LA CROSSE (WKOW) --The driver found dead after her car broke through some ice in a La Crosse creek is a college student.

Police identified her as 21-year-old Ellen Marie Ahmann of Woodbury, Minnesota. She's a student at Winona State University.

Divers recovered her body from a vehicle that was submerged in six to eight feet of water on Swift Creek early New Year's Day.

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LA CROSSE (AP) -- Emergency workers in La Crosse have recovered a body from a car that broke through the ice on a creek.
   
A La Crosse Tribune report says the driver was the only person in the car.
   
A bus driver called dispatchers Wednesday about 1:30 a.m. when he noticed tire tracks leaving the street and heading over a bank toward Swift Creek.
   
The vehicle plunged down a 40-foot embankment but the ice didn't immediately break. The vehicle headed a little south on the ice before breaking through into the water.
   
Rescue divers found the vehicle submerged in 6 to 8 feet of water.
   
An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Madison.

 

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