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      Man killed while clearing storm damage

      One man is dead and another remains hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle early on Wednesday morning in Marinette County.

      According to the Marinette County Sheriff's Department, 67-year-old Eugene LaCombe and Keith Franks were cutting up a tree that had fallen at around 1:42 a.m. on Bagley Road during a thunderstorm.

      Both men were struck by a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Brandon Kopf, according to officials. The sheriff's department says that LaCombe's vehicle was parked on the roadway with flashers and headlights on, but glare from the lights and heavy rain impaired Kopf's vision.

      LaCombe was taken to Bay Area Medical Center where he later died from his injuries. Franks also sustained injuries in the crash, but he is expected to recover.

      The Marinette County Sheriff's Department says that alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this crash.