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A truck carrying two Douglas County men crashed through a guardrail and into a creek in northwest Wisconsin over the weekend. Photo courtesy of Inter-County Leader/Washburn Register.

Two men from area die in Wisconsin crash

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Two men from area die in Wisconsin crash
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Two men from the Douglas County area died after their truck hit a bridge guardrail in northwest Wisconsin Sunday morning.

Richard "Rick" Klimek, 38, of Lowry and a passenger, Matthew Baumann, 27, of Alexandria were pronounced dead at the scene.


According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Klimek was driving a 2001 GMC truck registered to Klimek Brothers Well Drilling of Alexandria when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck the bridge guardrail, causing the truck to overturn and land upside down in Fox Creek, north of Amery, Wisconsin.

The accident, which was reported at 7:53 a.m., remains under investigation.

Funeral services

A joint funeral service will take place this Friday, December 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lake Geneva Christian Center in Alexandria with Father Al Ludwig and Pastor Elaine Leone officiating.

Visitation for Klimek and Baumann will take place Thursday, December 4 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Friday at Lake Geneva Christian Center.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home.

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