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Person dies in early morning Appleton crash

Appleton police say speed and alcohol were likely factors in the crash on East Newberry St.
Posted at 6:03 AM, May 17, 2024

APPLETON (NBC 26) — UPDATE: One person is dead after an early morning crash in Appleton.

Police say they responded to East Newberry Street for the single-vehicle incident after 2 a.m. Friday.

Authorities say the only person inside was pronounced dead on scene.

They say speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.

The road was closed for several hours Friday morning as police worked to investigate what happened.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about the incident to contact the Appleton Police Department.

Neighbors say the car struck a tree along Newberry St. At the base, there's a growing memorial of flowers.

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UPDATE: Authorities say Newberry Street between Weimer and Schaefer Streets has reopened following an early morning crash.

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Police are encouraging drivers to avoid Newberry Street between Weimer Street and Schaefer Street this morning.

Authorities say if you're in the area, find a different route as they work to clear a crash scene.

We are working to learn whether anyone was hurt and how many vehicles were involved.

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