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UPDATE: Authorities release name of man killed in Dunn Co. crash

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Thick fog Wednesday morning may have contributed to a number of crashes, including a fatal one on I-94.

The State Patrol says 67-year-old Gary Fritz, from Hortonville, was killed, and his wife Donna was injured after rolling their car. It happened around 7:00 a.m. Wednesday morning on the on-ramp from Highway 29 to I-94.

The State Patrol says the driver missed the curve, lost controlled, and rolled.

The DOT says there were two other crashes on I-94 Wednesday morning that both resulted in minor injuries. The fog could have been a factor in those crashes as well.

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UPDATE: Gary J. Fritz, 67, of Hortonville, Wis., was the driver killed in an early morning crash Wednesday. Donna K. Fritz, 66, his passenger sustained non-life threatening injuries.

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Dunn County (Press Release) - On 06-26-13, at approximately 6:57 a.m., the Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a one-vehicle rollover crash that resulted in a fatality.

The vehicle was traveling westbound on Highway 29 and exited onto the 52 interchange that merges to I-94 west. The driver failed to negotiate a curve, lost control of the vehicle, rolled across the westbound off-ramp, and came to rest. The male driver, 67, was pronounced dead at the scene. The female passenger, 66, was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire with non-life threatening injuries.

The names of the occupants are being withheld pending notification of family members. Both are from Hortonville, Wis.

Poor visibility and driving too fast for conditions may have contributed to the crash. The crash remains under investigation by the State Patrol.

Assisting agencies included Dunn County Sheriff's Department, Elk Mound Fire Department, Colfax
Ambulance, and Dunn County Medical Examiner.

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