This is the side view of the 2008 Kia Sportage Sport Utility vehicle, driven by Stacey A. Robb of Amery who was pronounced dead on the scene in Deer Park, St. Croix County, WI. Submitted photo
This is the side view of the 2008 Kia Sportage Sport Utility vehicle, driven by Stacey A. Robb of Amery who was pronounced dead on the scene in Deer Park, St. Croix County, WI. Submitted photo

Submitted by Jeff Klatt, St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office

DEER PARK, WI – On Friday, July 27, 2018 at 4:04 p.m., the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash on STH 46/Main St. S. north of Front St. in the Village of Deer Park. 

Preliminary investigation and witness statements indicate a 2008 Kia Sportage Sport Utility vehicle, driven by Stacey A. Robb, age 44 from Amery, WI was southbound on Main St. S. A 2005 Peterbilt semi-tractor trailer unit, driven by Chance M. Zasada, age 39, from Turtle Lake WI, was northbound on Main St. S. Witnesses report the Kia crossed the centerline and struck the semi unit head-on. 

Zasada had suspected minor injuries however, was not transported to the hospital. Robb was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash. There is NO indication that Zasada was under the influence of alcohol. 

Zasada was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Robb was not wearing a seatbelt.

Assisting with this incident were the Wisconsin State Patrol, Polk County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin DNR, Deer Park Fire, New Richmond EMS, St. Croix County Highway Dept. and Medical Examiner’s Office.

The roadway was closed for approximately five (5) hours while deputies investigated the scene of the crash. 

The semi is owned by MDM Excavating from Cumberland WI. The semi was loaded with approximated 7,500 lbs. of sand.

The crash remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office.

This is the 6th traffic fatality in St. Croix County in 2018.