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Woman found stabbed to death inside trailer of man killed in fatal crash

Barron County (WQOW) – Two people are dead in Barron County and authorities say there is a connection in the deaths.

According to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, on Thursday at 5:47 a.m. authorities received a call of a car and dump truck crash on Highway 8 just west of Barron.

Fitzgerald said a car driven by Eldon Jackson, 21, of Cameron crossed the center line and hit a dump truck.

Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the dump truck was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK.

About five hours later, authorities received a call there was a woman dead with a stab wound at 800 South Limits trailer 23 in Cameron.

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Fitzgerald said Audra Poppe, 22, was found dead and nobody else was in the trailer.

That trailer is where Eldon Jackson lived, according to Fitzgerald. Jackson is who authorities found dead in the crash.

Jackson and Poppe had been in a relationship in the past, but their status at the time of their deaths is not known, according to the sheriff.

Fitzgerald said he believes the two cases are related and more information will be released when the autopsy is completed.

He adds there is no danger to the public and authorities are not looking for any suspects.

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