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Fatal Accident Involved Alleged Drunk Driver From Alexandria

Amber Pospisil
Photo courtesy: St. Croix County Jail Amber Pospisil mugshot

A Robbinsdale man was killed by an alleged drunk driver in a wrong-way crash near Hudson, Wisconsin this past  weekend. The victim was a guitarist for the band, Gorrified, who confirmed 54-year-old Mark Filbrandt’s death on Sunday.  The other driver, a  31 year old woman from Alexandria, Amber Pospisil, is being held at the St. Croix County Jail.


The Wisconsin State Patrol reports that the wrong-way driver, Pospisil, is being held at the St. Croix County Jail on suspicion of homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and driving the wrong way on a divided highway.


Four others were also injured in the crash that happened at about 12:30 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 94. Information regarding the extent of injuries suffered by others has yet to be released.


The crash happened about four miles east of the Minnesota border when the Alexandria woman was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-94, hitting the SUV being driven by Filbrandt as he drove toward Minnesota.


The wrong way driver reportedly showed signs of impairment and failed sobriety tests. She suffered minor injuries in the crash. Her blood alcohol content is not known as of Monday.