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Ontonagon man killed in crash; driver injured

ONTONAGON — A single-vehicle crash Wednesday in Ontonagon left one man dead and another person seriously injured.

The crash occurred at 11:30 p.m. on Norwich Road, 1,240 feet south of Domitrovich Road. A vehicle driven by a 36-year-old Ontonagon resident left the roadway while traveling north on Norwich Road. It traveled nearly 400 feet through a ditch before hitting a tree and coming to rest facing the opposite direction.

The driver, who sustained serious injuries, was extracted from the vehicle and transported to Aspirus Ontonagon Hospital. The passenger, Brennan Shardlow, 33, of Ontonagon, sustained fatal injuries in the crash.

The vehicle was totaled and removed by Lahti’s Towing.

The crash remains under investigation. Speed and alcohol are suspected to be factors.

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