Waupaca County authorities say an 82-year-old man from Waupaca is dead after his car slammed into a power pole Sunday morning. He was not wearing a seat belt.
According to authorities, the man was driving east on highway 161 when the car entered the south shoulder. He overcorrected and slid sideways near the intersection at Flater Road.
The car then entered the ditch and hit a power pole on the driver's side. The 82-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.
His name is not being released.
The Waupaca County Sheriff's Department and Manawa/Rural Fire Department responded along with EMS crews.
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