Victims identified in deadly one-vehicle crash

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UPDATE: The Shawano County Sheriff’s Office identifies the 21-year-old driver as Joshua Pingel.

Pingel died at the scene.

The 24-year-old passenger is Jordan Reinke. He was transported to Aspirus Wausau by ambulance.


A 21-year-old is dead following an early morning crash in Shawano County Sunday.

It happened at approximately 12:53 a.m.

Police say a vehicle traveling Northbound on Highway 45, just south of Menzel Road in the Town of Fairbanks, when it entered the ditch and struck a telephone pole.

The driver, a 21-year-old from the Bowler area, was pronounced dead on the scene.

The 24-year-old passenger from the Tigertown area was taken by ambulance to an area hospital.

The accident is under investigation. Names of those involved in the accident are expected to be released at a later time.

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