Authorities Confirm Name of Mother Who Jumped from I-94 Bridge

Witnesses say the 48-year-old River Falls, Wis., woman stopped her vehicle on the shoulder of the bridge Thursday morning, left her 11-year-old daughter inside, climbed over the railing and jumped to her death on the frozen St. Croix River.

St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts confirmed Friday morning the name of the Wisconsin woman who jumped to her death from the Interstate 94 bridge onto the frozen St. Croix River after leaving her young daughter in the car.

Molly Crumley, 48, of River Falls, pulled onto the shoulder of eastbound I-94 on the St. Croix River bridge, exited her vehicle, climbed over the railing and jumped to her death at about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27.

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O'Connell Family Funeral Home took initial custody of her body after crews recovered it from the river. Funeral arrangements are pending.

The 11-year-old girl is now in the care of other family members. 

The incident remains under investigation.

Law enforcement and rescue personnel from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, Hudson Police Department, Washington County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Lower St. Croix Valley Fire and EMS Service responded to the scene, according to a press release from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office.


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