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One dead in US2 crash in Florence County


    A 23-year-old man from Crystal Falls was killed on Thursday morning, May 24 when his pickup collided with a semi truck on US Highway 2 near First Crossing Road. Witnesses say the westbound pickup crossed the centerline and collided with the semi, driven by 61-year-old Phelps man. The pickup then burst into flames.

U.S. 2 traffic was detoured for about nine hours after the accident, to allow Wisconsin State Patrol officers coming from the southern part of the state to do a reconstruction at the crash site, deputies said.

The investigation into the crash continues. The Florence County Sheriff’s Department was assisted at the site by Florence Fire and Rescue, Beacon Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol, the Florence County and Iron County highway departments, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office and Iron River Police.