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Amery man killed in Town of Baldwin crash

An Amery man was killed Saturday after the car he was driving vaulted into a field and rolled several times in the Town of Baldwin.

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim as Oscar Flores-Saldivar, 35, the driver and sole occupant of a 2002 Kia Spectra that crashed at 5:44 p.m. at county highways E and D.

A witness saw the car speeding along County Highway E, then running a stop sign at County Highway D, where it went airborne and crashed into a field, overturning  “numerous times,” according to the news release.

Flores-Saldivar, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected during the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner.

According to Wisconsin state criminal records, Flores-Saldivar -- previously of Baldwin -- was cited twice in St. Croix County in 2013 for operating while revoked. A 2012 traffic violation for Flores-Saldivar listed an Elmwood address.

The crash, which remains under investigation, represents St. Croix County’s fourth fatality of the year.

Capt. Jeff Klatt with the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office said it was unknown if alcohol may have played a role in the crash.

St. Croix County deputies were assisted at the scene by United Fire and Rescue, Baldwin EMS, the Wisconsin State Patrol and Woodville police.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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