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1 Killed in 7-Vehicle Crash near Hayward

Posted at: 04/16/2013 11:09 AM
Updated at: 04/16/2013 1:50 PM

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One person was killed in a seven-vehicle crash on State Highway 63 near Hayward on Monday morning.

The crash happened at about 6:45 a.m. near the Washburn-Sawyer County line.  Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden says a semi-truck was among the seven vehicles involved.

Michael K. Shermo, 54, of Springbrook died after being taken to a hospital.  Shermo was trapped in his vehicle after rear-ending the semi and had to be extricated by Hayward firefighters.

None of the other seven people involved in the accident was injured.  Sheriff Dryden said it appeared all were wearing their seat belts.

Investigators believe road conditions, sun shining in a driver's eyes, and a driver's actions contributed to the accident.  The investigation is still underway.