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Harshaw man, 42, killed in accident on Highway 51

NOKOMIS — A 42-year-old Harshaw man was killed Thursday afternoon on Highway 51 after his vehicle crossed the centerline and collided with a semitrailer, police said.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Department said the accident took the life of Jason P. Smoker, who was traveling northbound on Highway 51 about three miles north of Highway 8 in the town of Nokomis.

Police said the accident occurred about 2:02 p.m., just 17 minutes after the sheriff’s department received a 911 call reporting reckless driving of a northbound vehicle. In their press statement, police did not confirm a positive identity on the first vehicle that was being driven in a reckless manner.

Police said the initial investigation

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 6:55 PM

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