Man Killed in Burnett Co. Crash ID'd

Posted at: 08/25/2013 4:01 PM | Updated at: 08/26/2013 11:00 AM
By: EMILY HAAVIK
ehaavik@wdio.com

One person is dead after a fiery crash in Burnett County early Sunday morning.

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, he is 37-year-old Michael Dahlberg, of Grantsburg.

The initial investigation indicated that the vehicle was eastbound on Highway 77, and went off the right side of the road. Authorities said it appeared that the vehicle then went back on the highway, rolled multiple times and then landed on its wheels but continuing into the woods.

After coming to a rest, authorities said the vehicle started on fire and completely burned up. They said they found Dahlberg dead near the vehicle.

Authorities said the vehicle was difficult to locate, but they eventually found it in a heavily wooded area over 200 yards north of the highway.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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