Nov. 23, 2012: UPDATE 3: River Falls woman killed in Hwy. 35 crash at Hudson
A 22-year-old River Falls woman lost her life in a one-car crash Friday afternoon on Hwy. 35 in Hudson. Emergency responders found Myrrhia J. Kleinbrook unresponsive inside her car after it crossed through the median and southbound lanes of the four-lane highway, and then hit a concrete culvert between the highway and the off-ramp to Hanley Road.
Kleinbrook, a 2008 River Falls High School graduate, was extricated from the four-door hatchback and taken by ambulance to Hudson Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is reconstructing the accident to try to determine what caused it, according to a news release from the Hudson Police Department.
Kleinbrook's car was northbound on Hwy. 35 when it hit a guardrail and crossed through the median just under the Hanley Road overpass, the police department said. She wasn't wearing a seatbelt.
The accident happened at 3:19 p.m. Units of the Hudson Police Department, the Wisconsin State Patrol, St. Croix EMS and Rescue and the Hudson Fire Department responded to the scene.
Minutes after first responders arrived at the scene, a call went out for assistance from a second St. Croix EMS paramedic. Then the St. Croix County Emergency Communications Center said any available St. Croix EMS paramedic should respond.
Kleinbrook was a founding member in high school for the Fusion, a cooperative hockey team from River Falls, Baldwin-Woodville. St. Croix Central, Boyceville and Glenwood City.
After high school Kleinbrook left for California, going to school in Long Beach and working at Disneyland.
After returning to River Falls, she began attending classes at Inver Hills Community College for Nursing in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
She was said to enjoy Native American customs, including dancing in pow wows, and loved animals, reading and photography.
Funeral arrangements in Cashman-Hill in River Falls will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Kleinbrook will be buried Wednesday in Nett Lake Cemetery in Nett Lake, Minn. A small service will be held before her burial.
See this week's Hudson Star-Observer and River Falls Journal for more on the accident and Kleinbrook's obituary.