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UPDATE: One person killed in Highway 29 crash

Chippewa County (WQOW) - A car crash in Chippewa County has killed the driver.

It happened along Highway 29 near the Boyd exit early Thursday afternoon.

There's no information being released about the victim.  Investigators say they know the car went into the ditch, back onto the highway and hit a pillar underneath a bridge.  After the impact, the car caught fire.

The eastbound lanes near the exit, which were closed after the crash, have since reopened.

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - The coroner was called to the scene of a crash along Highway 29 on Thursday afternoon.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Department said the car involved caught fire.  That fire is now out.  A WQOW News 18 reporter on the scene says the car is resting up against a guardrail under a bridge.

No information has been released yet about the victim.

Both eastbound lanes are closed as traffic is being diverted at the Boyd exit. 

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Chippewa County (WQOW) - Expect traffic delays on STH 29 near Boyd for a traffic crash that appears to be a fatality.

The Chippewa County Sheriff's Office and emergency personnel are on the scene.

The vehicle was on fire when emergency crews arrived.

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