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NEW INFO: Names Released In Vehicle Crash Near Neillsville

Thursday, October 17th, 2013 -- 10:43 AM

Names have been released in deadly crash near Neillsville.

The Clark County Sheriff's Office says Shannon Melvin, 39, of Neillsville died in the crash. His passenger, Ana Hannon-Abraira, 36, of Neillsville, was severely injured.

According to the Clark County Sheriff?s Department, just after 1am on Wednesday morning they received a report about a vehicle driving through yards in the area of Grand Avenue and South Mound Road.

A Sheriff?s Deputy was headed east on South Mound Road when the vehicle approached the deputy heading west at a high rate of speed, crossed the center line and almost hit the squad car.

As the deputy pursued the vehicle, the vehicle entered the south ditch, about ? of a mile west of County Highway G, and overturned multiple times before coming to stop on its wheels.

This is Clark County?s eighth traffic fatality.

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