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Woman killed in Grant County crash ID'd

Vehicle slid down embankment, into creek near Dickeyville, officials say

DICKEYVILLE, Wis. - The Hazel Green woman who died in a single-vehicle crash in Grant County Tuesday afternoon has been identified, according to a release.

Frances Chaffee, 76, was killed in the accident on Rock Cut Road at Highway 11, officials said. 

Crews had responded to reports of the crash around 1:40 p.m., officials said.

A 1994 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound down a hill on Rock Cut Road when Chaffee lost control on a curve at the bottom of the hill, investigators said. The vehicle slid sideways and hit a bridge guardrail on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Police said the vehicle then overturned onto the roof and slid down an embankment into the middle of a creek.

Chaffee sustained fatal injuries, according to the release. She was the only occupant of the vehicle and was wearing a seat belt.

Rock Cut Road near Hwy 11, Grant County

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