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Man dies in crash in rural Sawyer County

TOWN OF DRAPER, WI-- A Coon Rapids, Minnesota man has died following a crash in rural Sawyer County.

According to the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office, authorities responded to the crash around 10:20 a.m. Wednesday on State Highway 70 in the town of Draper.

Eyewitnesses and an initial investigation indicate that a semi-tractor trailer, operated by Clifford Hinkens, 37, was traveling east on State Highway 70 near Broadway Road when the semi left the roadway, entered the ditch and struck a driveway, causing the semi to overturn.

The semi came to a rest on its roof on State Highway 70 in the eastbound lane.

Hinkens died from injuries sustained in the crash.

The crash remains under investigation.

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Austin Haskins

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