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Man Dies After Thrown from Car in Marathon CountySubmitted: 04/13/2012
Story By Newswatch 12 Newsteam

MARATHON COUNTY - A Wausau man is dead after a one-car crash in Marathon County.

The Marathon County Sheriff's department says the crash happened just before two this morning in the town of Rib Mountain.

The driver of the car, a 20 year old Wausau woman, was headed east on South Mountain road when her car caught the gravel.

Deputies say the driver over-corrected.

The car crossed the road, hit the ditch and overturned.

The man in the passenger seat was thrown out and pinned beneath the vehicle.

He died at the scene.

The driver was taken to the hospital, but released after treatment.

Deputies say the passenger was not wearing a seat belt.

They do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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