One person dies in Barron Co. crash

Courtesy: Barron County Sheriff's Office
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BARRON, Wis. (WEAU) -- One person is dead following a crash early Tuesday morning.

It happened around 4:30 a.m. on Highway 8, west of Barron.

Deputies say a van driving west on Highway 8 crossed the center line and hit a semi head-on. The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Deputies say Highway 8 was closed for several hours for reconstruction and removal of the vehicles.

The crash remains under investigation.

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