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Name released in fatal vehicle crash in Barron Co.

BARRON COUNTY, Wis. - The Wisconsin State Patrol has released the name of the driver killed in a one-person vehicle crash on Thursday night in Barron County.

Authorities say Lucille Engrisch, 83, of Rice Lake, was fatally injured in a crash at 6:58 p.m. on northbound US 53 at the Chetek Exit/CTH-I.  Passenger Russell Engrisch, 57, of Rice Lake, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and transported to LMC in Rice Lake.

When the State Trooper arrived on scene, the vehicle was on its roof in the gore area of the Chetek off-ramp. Authorities say the preliminary investigation shows the vehicle attempted to take the Chetek exit, but missed the exit ramp, struck a highway sign and began to roll as it entered the ditch.

The State Patrol says at the time of the crash, the light snow fell and the roadway was snow-covered and slippery.

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