NEW AUBURN -- An Elk Mound man died in a rollover crash Wednesday afternoon in Barron County.

According to a news release from the Sheriff's Department:

The 911 Center received a call at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday of the one-vehicle rollover on U.S. 53 near the New Auburn exit.

The department responded to the scene with the assistance of the Chetek Ambulance and New Auburn Fire Department.

Initial investigation shows a truck southbound on 53 left the roadway and struck a tree. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, Donald Buerkley, 77, of Elk Mound, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The crash remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Department and the Barron County Medical Examiner’s Office.