2 killed in Mississippi River boat crash identified

Published 8:09 am Tuesday, August 15, 2017

STODDARD, Wis. — Authorities have identified the two people killed in a boating crash on the Mississippi River that also injured five others.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says searchers recovered the body of 47-year-old Kevin Hanson, of Mabel, Minnesota, late Sunday afternoon. Fifty-six-year-old Diana Klankowski, of Spring Grove, Minnesota, was pronounced dead shortly after the boat crash Saturday evening.

Witnesses said the boat hit a concrete pylon in the river south of Brownsville, Minnesota on the Wisconsin side of the river.

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The conditions of the five others in the boat who were injured were not released.