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One Dead in Sunday Afternoon Crash


A South Range man died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon in Bennett.

The crash, reported at 3:37pm on 5-24-2015, occurred at the intersection of USH 53 and CTH L.

A 2012 Volkswagon Passat, operated by Gregory Willis, 68, South Range, was eastbound on CTH L crossing USH 53 when it failed to yield to a northbound 2005 GMC 1500 pick-up, operated by Joseph Schiff, 33, Superior.  The vehicles collided in the intersection and came to rest in the NE corner ditch.

Schiff reported a leg/ankle injury. A two-year old child properly restrained in a child safety seat in the back seat of the Schiff vehicle was uninjured.

Willis was taken by ambulance to a Duluth hospital where he succumbed to the injuries later in the evening.

The crash remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

two vehicles on side of road after crash