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One killed in Sawyer County crash

A 21-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash late Wednesday along Wisconsin Highway 77 near Hayward. The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that deputies responded to a report of a crash on Highway 77 near Eaton Road, about 3 mi...

A 21-year-old man died in a single-vehicle crash late Wednesday along Wisconsin Highway 77 near Hayward.

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday that deputies responded to a report of a crash on Highway 77 near Eaton Road, about 3 miles northwest of Hayward, at 11:37 p.m. Wednesday. The driver of the vehicle, who was the only occupant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The vehicle had been proceeding eastbound on (Highway 77) at a high rate of speed when the operator apparently lost control of the vehicle, which left the roadway into a wooded area. The vehicle sustained extensive damage," the sheriff's office reported. 

The name and hometown of the driver were not released Thursday. The crash remains under investigation by the sheriff's office and the Wisconsin State Patrol. 

The Hayward Police Department, Sawyer County Ambulance, city of Hayward Fire Department and Town of Hayward Fire Department also responded to the scene.

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