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UPDATE: Manitowish Waters man killed in crash

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EAGLE RIVER (WAOW) - The driver killed when his pickup truck left a rural Vilas County road and crashed into a tree was from Manitowish Waters, the Vilas County Sheriff's Department said Friday.

Ezekiel Jonas, 20, died in crash Thursday about 1 a.m. on Powell Road in the Town of Manitowish Waters, the agency said in a statement.

Alcohol and "excessive speed" were believed to be factors in the crash, investigators said. No other details were released.

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Vilas County Sheriff's officials say a 20-year-old man died early Thursday morning after the truck he was driving crashed into a tree.  His name has not yet been released.

When first responders arrived, they found a pickup truck had struck a tree on Powell Road in the Township of Manitowish Waters near the intersection of Alder Lake Road. 

Officials say a preliminary investigation shows alcohol and excessive speed may have contributed to the crash, which is still under investigation.

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