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UPDATE: Names released in fatal Clark Co. crash

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WITHEE (WAOW) – A Withee man who was killed in an early morning crash Thursday has been identified, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said.

Jeffrey Gaede, 54, was driving a pickup truck when it left a county road, hit a driveway, became airborne and struck a tree, according to officials. They say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash happened about 3:15 a.m. on County Highway T about 2.5 miles north of Withee, Chief Deputy James Backus said.

The passenger, Lisa Gaede, 30, also of Withee called for help and was taken to a hospital in Marshfield with “incapacitating injuries,” Backus said in a statement.

Speed is considered to be a factor in the crash as well as the suspicion of alcohol,” Backus said.

Neither occupant in the vehicle wore seat belts, he said.

No other details were immediately released.

Photo Courtesy of Chief Deputy Jim Backus, Clark County Sheriff's Department

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