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Fatal crash south of Bancroft


BANCROFT, Wis. (WSAU) - An early Saturday crash claimed the life of a Waushara County man. Portage County authorities were called to a one vehicle rollover on I-39 at 3:16 a.m. one mile north of Highway D between Bancroft and Plainfield.

34 year old Refugio Garcia was southbound on the freeway when he entered the median and overturned. The vehicle came to rest on the northbound lanes. Garcia was ejected from the vehicle, and died at the scene. He had been consuming alcohol, and was not wearing a seatbelt. A passenger was wearing a seatbelt, and did not receive serious injuries.

The crash remains under investigation by the Portage County Sheriff’s Department. Bancroft Fire Department, Portage County Ambulance, and Adams Towing assisted deputies at the scene.



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