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One dead in Wood Co. cranberry marsh crash

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TOWN OF HANSEN, Wis. — One person is dead following an early morning crash Thursday in Wood County.

The crash was reported at about 6:30 a.m. on Elm Road in the town of Hansen, according to the Wood County Sheriff’s Department. Rescue crews arriving at the scene discovered a vehicle partially submerged in water in a ditch at a cranberry marsh with two people inside.

The driver of the vehicle, a man from New Berlin, died shortly after crews arrived, according to a news release.

The passenger was transported to Marshfield Medical Center. The severity of his injuries was not specified.

Police believe alcohol is a contributing factor in the crash, which could have happened some time before help arrived. The exact time of the crash is unknown, and police continue to investigate.

No names have been released.

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