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A 60-year-old Portage man died Friday morning after his truck left Interstate 39 and crashed into a ditch.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said in a news release that at 7:34 a.m., a blue 2017 Chevy Silverado traveling north on I-39 veered off the interstate and went into the east side ditch near County Highway CX.

The driver was pronounced dead on scene. A 57-year-old Portage woman was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both the driver and passenger were wearing seat belts.

The Wisconsin State Patrol is still investigating the crash. A cause was not immediately determined.

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Sgt. Matt Strickland with the Wisconsin State Patrol said Friday alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

The Oxford Fire Department, Oxford EMS, Briggsville Fire Department, Montello EMS and Endeavor Fire & Rescue assisted the Marquette County Sheriff’s Office on scene.

All names are being withheld until the families are notified.

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