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22-year-old dies in western Wisconsin crash, rescue helicopter wasn't able to fly

Poor weather conditions didn't allow a request for a rescue helicopter.
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A 22-year-old man died after crashing into a tree around 1:45 a.m. Wednesday near Menomonie in western Wisconsin. 

According to the Dunn County Sheriff's Office, the crash happened near the 7500 block of County Hwy. B in Tainter Township, with an initial investigation determining that the vehicle was northbound on County Hwy. B when it left the roadway and struck a tree. 

The vehicle's Ford Sync service alerted authorities to the crash with a GPS location, and on arrival first responders found the man.

A rescue helicopter was requested but it was unable to fly due to poor weather conditions. 

Menomonie Fire/Rescue transported the man to Mayo Hospital in Menomonie, where he was pronounced dead.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash, the sheriff's office says. 

The identity of the man will be released following proper notification of family members.

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