Victims identifed in semi accident near Menomonie
A search continued this morning for a Minneapolis man presumed dead after the semi-truck he was in plunged into the Red Cedar River off Interstate-94 near Menomonie. The driver of the rig was pulled from the river late yesterday morning. He's been identified as 25-year-old Batrodin Siyad of Minneapolis. His co-driver, 26-year-old Mohammed Malin of Minneapolis, was still missing at last word. Both were in a semi owned by Dashman's Transport of Lansing Michigan. The State Patrol said the truck was heading west on I-94 when it went over a bridge and into the river below, submerged in up to 30-feet of water. It happened around 3:45 yesterday morning. State Patrol officials said lanes on the Interstate at Highway 25 may be temporarily blocked today, as the search for Malin continues. Drivers are urged to use caution. The deaths were the only two reported in Wisconsin from yesterday's snowstorm, which dumped up to nine inches.