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One Killed in Wednesday Afternoon Crash


A traffic crash reported to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office this afternoon at about 2:30pm has claimed the life of a Solon Springs man.

The crash occurred at the intersection of CTH E and CTH Z in the Town of Parkland. The deceased has been identified as Raymond A. Cload, 77.

The 99 Ford Taurus driven by Cload was eastbound on CTH Z when it failed to yield to a south bound cement truck owned by Superior/Duluth Redimix.  The Taurus was struck on the drivers side center killing the driver instantly.

The driver of the cement truck, Castle Freeman, 44, Superior, was not injured.

The crash remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff and Medical Examiner's Offices and the WI State Patrol Motor Carrier Enforcement Section. Town of Parkland Volunteer Fire Department members also provided services at the scene.