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Fatal crash in Portage County

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PORTAGE COUNTY (WAOW) - A 28-year-old woman from Wisconsin Rapids died after a midnight crash in Portage County on Saturday, according to Portage County Sheriff's Department officials.

Chief Deputy Daniel Kontos said Ashley Suit was driving when she crashed on State Highway 54 near 90th Street in the Town of Grant. Officials say the vehicle rolled over and partially ejected Suit. They say she died on the scene from her injuries.

Officials say the 27-year-old passenger in the vehicle, Kenneth Stivers, was flown to St. Joseph's Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Portage County Sheriff's Department officials say the cause of the crash is under investigation, but they say alcohol is suspected to be a factor. They say failure to wear a seat belt could have contributed to the driver's death.
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