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Crews continue search for 4th victim of Winona river crash

Crews searching for Andrew Kingsbury

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - A six-member dive rescue team from Mason City, Iowa, joined the Winona County Sheriff's Office in the search for the fourth victim of Sunday's river crash. 

Crews are looking for 29-year-old Andrew Kingsbury. The Sheriff's Office said Kingsbury was riding in an SUV with three other people when it hit a guardrail on Riverview Drive, went down an embankment into the Mississippi River at about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. 

The dive rescue team from Mason City said they will continue to search each day until dark until Saturday. One member of that team is a relative of one of the victims in the crash, 30-year-old Matthew Erickson. Erickson, 36-year-old Christina Lee Hauser, and 28-year-old Blake Eric Overland died in the crash. 

Four cadaver dogs are assisting the rescue crews. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office said after Saturday, the decision to continue the search will go day-by-day as resources permit. 

Preliminary autopsy results for Erickson, Hauser and Overland, will not be available for four-to-five weeks. The autopsies and toxicology tests are being handled by Mayo Health System in Rochester, Minnesota. 

The Winona County Sheriff's Office is asking that any dive rescue teams that are available to donate time and resources to the continued search are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at (507) 457-6368.

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