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Man, 19, dies in UTV crash in western Wisconsin

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TOWN OF SPRINGBROOK, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a 19-year-old man has died after a utility terrain vehicle overturned in western Wisconsin.

The Dunn County sheriff's office says the victim was a passenger on a Polaris Ranger that crashed Saturday on private property in the Town of Springbrook.

The 19-year-old was trapped under the UTV. He was flown to Mayo-Eau Claire Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

The sheriff's office says the man who was operating the vehicle suffered minor injuries.

The sheriff's office says the operator apparently was accelerating while making a turn when the UTV rolled onto the passenger side, trapping the passenger. Authorities say seat belts were not being used.

The crash remains under investigation. Alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor.

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