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TOWN OF SALEM — A Plum City teen is died following a one-truck accident near the City of Plum City last Saturday afternoon.
16-year-old Caleb Christian Bylander was killed when he lost control and rolled the 1989 Ford F250 pickup truck he was driving.
The crash occurred around shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, February 2 on 290th Street at 190th Avenue in the Pirece County town of Salem near Plum City according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office received the report of a one-vehicle rollover on 290th Street at 190th Ave. at 12:52 p.m.
Upon arriving, the first deputy on scene found that Bylander had been ejected from the truck and began lifesaving measures. Bylander, however, as a result of the injuries he had sustained in the crash, did not survive.
Further investigation revealed that Bylander was hill jumping at the intersection of 290th Street and 190th Avenue when he lost control of the truck, causing it to roll.
The victim was not seat belted at the time that the accident occured. Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
The incident remains under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol which was assisted by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin DNR, Ellsworth Fire and EMS and Maiden Rock EMS.