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UPDATE: Neillsville man killed in crash

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NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) - The driver killed in a car crash while fleeing police was from Neillsville, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said Thursday.

Shannon Melvin, 39, died after his vehicle rolled over "numerous times" while being chased by a deputy investigating a report of a vehicle driving through yards in a rural area about two miles north of Neillsville early Wednesday, the sheriff's department said. A 36-year-old Neillsville woman who was a passenger in the car was severely injured.
 
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NEILLSVILLE (WAOW) – A driver was killed and a passenger severely injured when the vehicle they were in rolled over “numerous times” while fleeing police early Wednesday, the Clark County Sheriff's Department said.

The crash happened about 1 a.m. after a report of a vehicle driving through yards in a rural area about two miles north of Neillsville, Sheriff Greg Herrick said in a statement.

A deputy reported the suspect vehicle crossed the center of South Mound Road “almost striking the squad card” before a chase with lights and siren ensued, Herrick said.

About a mile west of County Highway G, the suspect vehicle went into a ditch, overturned “numerous times” and landed on its wheels, the sheriff said.

The driver was killed instantly. No other details were released.

 
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