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Shell Lake Man Dies In Weekend Crash

Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 7:44 am

A Shell Lake died in the early morning hours Sunday after a crash near the Highway 64 exit on Highway 53 in Bloomer. WEAU reports the accident happened at 4am.

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department reports that 26-year old Aaron Nickels was driving in the wrong direction on Highway 53, causing a head-on collision with another vehicle.

Nickels was thrown from his vehicle and pinned underneath it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

WEAU reports that the other driver, 60-year old William Zutter of Elk Mound, was taken to the hospital and has since been released.

The crash remains under investigation.

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