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Van driver killed in Barron County crash

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    Emergency responders handle a two-vehicle crash between a van and semitrailer truck Tuesday morning in Barron County. The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said.

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One person is dead following a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning on U.S. 8 in Barron County.

According to Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald:

A semi collided with a van at 4:24 a.m. west of 12th Street on U.S. 8.

The van was westbound on U.S. 8 when it crossed the center line and collided head on with the eastbound semi.

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The names of the people involved in the crash are being withheld pending notification of family.

U.S. 8 was closed for more than five hours for crash reconstruction and removal of the vehicles.

The crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol and Barron County Sheriff’s Department. 

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