A Rice Lake man has died in a vehicle-versus-equipment crash in Douglas County, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

The victim’s name has not been released, pending notification of family. The State Patrol said the driver was 66 years old.

The crash happened on Hwy. 53 near Solon Springs at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 20. A Douglas County Highway Department tractor was mowing along the northbound lane when a 2011 Chevy Silverado struck the rear of the tractor, killing the driver of the Silverado. The highway department employee driving the tractor, a 22-year-old woman from Superior, had minor injuries.

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