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Woman dead after jumping from I-94 bridge, leaves daughter in car

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The St. Croix River Bridge looking west from Hudson Wisconsin to Washington County Minnesota.
The St. Croix River Bridge looking west from Hudson Wisconsin to Washington County Minnesota.

HUDSON, WI (WSAU) -  A 48-year-old Wisconsin woman is dead after jumping to her death from the I-94 St. Croix River bridge at Hudson this morning. Witnesses say the woman stopped her car on the freeway at 8:29 a.m. about 100 yards west of the Wisconsin shoreline, climbed over the rail, and jumped. The woman’s 11-year-old daughter was left inside the car.

St. Croix County Wisconsin and Washington County Minnesota authorities recovered the woman’s body from the ice-covered river using an airboat. The woman’s name is being withheld until relatives are notified. The 11-year-old is now with other family members.

Sheriff John Shilts says the woman is from Pierce County, Wisconsin.

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