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UPDATE: Name released in Portage Co. fatal crash


By Heather Sawaski

PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) -- The 19 year old Waupaca man who died in a rollover accident in Portage County Sunday morning has been identified by police as Reuben J. Hales. Police say the passenger, who suffered minor injuries, is 22 year old Andrew J. Sandler.

According to authorities, the accident happened on CTH TT in the Township of Lenark around 4:30am Sunday. Police say when crews arrived, the vehicle was resting on its roof with Hales still inside. He was pronounced dead at the scene. They later found Sandler nearby with minor injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital.

Police say excessive speed and alcohol are the causes of the crash.

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