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Rhinelander man dies in Lincoln County crash


A Rhinelander man died in a collision in Lincoln County Sunday night.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls about the crash around 10:55 p.m.

A 20-year-old woman from Crandon was driving an SUV south on Highway 51 just north of Tamarack Lane in the Town of Skanawan.

Her SUV went out of control for unknown reasons.

She crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming van driven by a 51-year-old man from Rhinelander.

Both drivers were trapped in their vehicles.

The Rhinelander man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman from Crandon was flown by helicopter to Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

A dog in her SUV was also killed in the crash.

Traffic on Highway 51 had to be rerouted for about 8 hours while the crash was investigated

John Burton is the WXPR Morning Edition Host.
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