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Winsted man killed in Meeker County crash, under investigation

LITCHFIELD — A 73-year-old Winsted man was found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash reported just before 6 p.m. Tuesday south of Litchfield.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s office, Hubert Haekenkamp was eastbound on 230thStreet, about a half mile west of State Highway 22, when the vehicle he was driving went off the roadway and into the south ditch. The vehicle then continued in the ditch, struck some brush, and went into a drainage ditch. Haekenkamp's vehicle was pulling a New Holland brand haybine at the time of the crash. He was the only occupant in the vehicle.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and is continuing to investigate the incident. Also responding were the Gold Cross Ambulance, Litchfield Rescue and Litchfield Fire Department.