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Emergency responders and firefighters work the accident scene Thursday at the intersection of Highway 71 and 23. A semi truck and van collided and ended up in the ditch. Tribune photo by Ron Adams.

Update: State Patrol says Highway 71-9 crash involves fatality

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 NEW LONDON — The two-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and State Highway 9 west of New London involves a fatality, according to the State Patrol.


According to the Patrol’s website and a tweet by Public Information officer Jesse Grabow, the Patrol is on the scene of the crash, which happened around 11:15 a.m.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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