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Chippewa County Deputy dies from injuries suffered in HWY 53 accident

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A Chippewa County deputy in died Saturday after being hit by a car at the scene of a semi-truck fire in the southbound lanes of Highway 53 just south of Bloomer on Friday.

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Wisconsin State Patrol officials say that at around 9:44 p.m. Deputy Jason Zunker, 31, was outside of his patrol car directing traffic when he was struck by a southbound car driven by Erika Kressin, 21, Chippewa Falls.

Zunker suffered severe head injuries and was taken to Luther Hospital in Eau Claire.

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