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Friday morning I-94 crash claims life of Chicago man

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Wisconsin State Patrol officials have released the name of the man killed in an early Friday morning one-vehicle rollover crash on Interstate 94 in Eau Claire.

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Officials say that Severo R. Aguillo Jr., 70, Chicago, died when the 2001 Ford SUV he was driving rolled over on the Interstate.

Injured in the crash was an 8-year-old boy from Belvedere, Ill., who authorities believe is the grandson of Aguillo.

State Patrol officials say the SUV was heading westbound when the accident happened at around 5:40 a.m. near mile-marker 67, approximately one mile west of Highway 93.

The child was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire with minor injuries. A State Patrol spokesperson said the child's parents are on their way to Eau Claire to get the boy.

Initially State Patrol officials reported that the driver was not wearing a seat belt, however a later report indicated that it was not known whether Aguillo was wearing a seat belt.

"We will have to wait for the findings from our accident reconstruction team to determine if he was wearing a seat belt," said the spokesperson.

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