POLK COUNTY — The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of the victim in Vehicle Camper crash in Polk County on June 22, 2019..

The victim is identified as 35-year-old Thomas Brown II from Ham Lake, Minnesota.

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Polk County Sheriff's Office Asking For Public's Help Identifying Two Subjects

DrydenWire.com l Monday, July 1, 2019

POLK COUNTY -- The Polk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in providing any information regarding the fatal camper fire crash in Polk County. Specifically, help in identifying two individuals, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

(Press Release) -- The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the following information pertaining to the RV camper fire investigation which took place on June 22nd, 2019 just outside of Dresser, Wisconsin on Ravine Drive.

The Sheriff’s Department is looking to speak with an adult male and an adult female who had contact with the RV camper/driver shortly before the fire was reported to law enforcement (approximately 4:00-4:20 pm).

The subjects were known to be driving a smaller truck similar Dodge Dakota or S10, black or dark in color.
Both of the subjects are believed to be in their late 20’s or early 30’s and according to witnesses, attempted to help the occupant of the camper get the RV out of the ditch.

We believe their interaction with the occupant is critical to the on-going investigation and are looking to speak with them.

Any information that can be shared which would help the Sheriff’s Department in identifying these subjects please contact us at 715-485-8300.

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One Dead In Vehicle Camper Fire In Polk County

DrydenWire.com l Saturday, June 22, 2019

POLK COUNTY — One person died after a report to Law Enforcement of a camper that was on fire and in the ditch near the Village of Dresser, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office.

(Press Release) - On Saturday June 22nd, 2019 at 1637 hours (4:37 pm), the Polk County Sheriff’s Department Dispatch Center received a report of a camper that was on fire and setting in the south ditch off of Ravine Drive, approximately 2 miles east of the Village of Dresser.  

Upon arrival on scene, the Allied Fire Department from Dresser did extinguish the fire and discovered that the vehicle was occupied and the occupant had succumbed to the fire.  Upon members of the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrival on scene, evidence showed that the camper had been traveling east bound on Ravine Drive.  The vehicle left the roadway to the right and entered the south ditch.  After traveling several feet in the ditch the camper struck several trees.  After the camper came to rest the vehicle ignited.  

This matter is under investigation by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at this time.  The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the following agencies for their assistance:  The Allied Fire Department and First responders, and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The name of the occupant will be released at a later time.

Last Update: Jul 08, 2019 3:47 pm CDT

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