1 dead after Oneida Co. crash

Wisconsin State Patrol shield on car, September 7, 2017 (WLUK/Eric Peterson)

RHINELANDER (WLUK) -- A 31-year-old Irma man is dead after a crash Saturday afternoon, according to the State Patrol.

The crash happened around 5:42 p.m.

Officials say as James Reichelt headed west on U.S. 8 near Highway N, he drove on the shoulder, tried to get back onto the road and slid sideways into the path of an SUV driven by a 87-year-old woman from Rhinelander.

Reichelt died at the scene and the woman was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The man was not wearing a seat belt.

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