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Illinois man dies in Grant County Wisconsin crash

MT. IDA, Wis. (KWWL) -

An Illinois man died Wednesday morning after his semi truck crashed into a tree in Mount Ida, Wisconsin.

The Grant County Wisconsin Sheriff's Department says 38-year-old Michael Schoenbeck of Grant Park, Illinois was headed east on Highway 18 in Mount Ida when he failed to negotiate a curve.

Deputies say his semi, which was carrying railroad car wheels, left the road, hitting a mailbox and a tree. They say the rail wheels came loose during the accident and further crushed the cab of the semi.

Witnesses assisted at the scene until deputies arrived. Deputies say Schoenbeck, who was not wearing his seatbelt, died at the scene.

One lane of Highway 18 was closed for six hours due to the crash.

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