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Update: Young Man Killed in Douglas Co. Crash

Posted at: 01/16/2013 3:43 PM
Updated at: 01/17/2013 3:33 PM
By: Jon Ellis

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department has identified a young man killed in a crash early Wednesday morning as Benjamin L. Heinonen.

Authorities identified the 22-year-old victim in a news release on Thursday.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Department said that Heinonen was killed around 4 a.m. on Wednesday morning at the corner of County Road A and Baumgartner Road in the Town of Superior. 

Authorities say his car left the roadway and struck a utility pole.

Heinonen who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. 


The sheriff's department said roads were icy at the time of the crash, which remains under investigation.