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UPDATE: Marathon County crash victim identified

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MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) --  A Merrill man has died after a crash in Marathon County.

According to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, the victim is Albert Iwen, 81.

The crash happened at 11:00 a.m. Thursday on County Highway K at Kern Drive in the Town of Maine. Iwen was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials say Iwen hit some slush and lost control of his Jeep Wrangler and ran into a ditch.

Iwen was a main character in the novel "On The Laser's Edge. The Conspiracy: Code Word Tikal"  The author says the book is the story of a 1970's conspiracy to affect the world order with laser weapons.

Newsline 9 will speak with that author over the weekend and will update this story when more details become available.

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