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The names have been released in a one-vehicle crash that killed one person earlier this week.

Christopher Becker, 19, of Menomonie was pronounced dead at the scene after a crash in the town of Menomonie Sunday night, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday.

The crash occurred at 8:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of 420th Street, Sheriff Kevin Bygd said.

An investigation showed a four-door sedan was headed southbound on 420th Street approaching a curve. The driver was unable to negotiate the curve and the vehicle left the roadway, striking a group of large trees, authorities said.

The vehicle sustained significant damage and the Menomonie Fire and Rescue team extricated the driver, but was unsuccessful with life-saving procedures.

Passenger Dylan Thomas, 18, of Menomonie was transported to Mayo Clinic-Red Cedar where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

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