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Solon Springs man killed in car crash

A Wednesday afternoon traffic crash in the town of Parkland claimed the life of a Solon Springs man.

The crash occurred at the intersection of County Highway E and County Highway Z at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a Douglas County Sheriff's Office release. The deceased was identified as Raymond A. Cload, 77. A 99 Ford Taurus driven by Cload was eastbound on County Highway Z when it failed to yield to a south bound cement truck owned by Superior/Duluth Ready Mix. 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.