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Illinois man killed in Grant County accident

MT. IDA - A semi-truck driver was killed yesterday in a crash in far southwest Wisconsin.

Grant County authorities said 38-year-old Michael Schoenbeck of Grant Park, Illinois lost control of his rig on a curve, and it struck a mailbox and a tree. Officials said Schoenbeck was not wearing a seat belt. It happened late yesterday morning on Highway 18 near Mount Ida.

The truck was owned by Ray Dettmering Farms of Peotone, Illinois, and was hauling wheels for railroad cars. One lane of Highway 18 was closed for six hours for clean-up and investigation.