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A man from Mineral Point is dead

after a one-vehicle accident yesterday

(Thursday) in Iowa County.

Authorities say 27-year-old

James C. Richards was initially

taken to Upland Hills Health in

Dodgeville. He was later transferred

to UW-Hospital in Madison where

he was pronounced dead.

Richards was driving north on

Highway-23 near Highway-39

and southeast of Mineral Point.

That’s when his truck went off

the road and crashed. Authorities

say Richards was thrown from

the vehicle, and it’s believed he

wasn’t wearing his seatbelt at the

time of the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.

Iowa County authorities say alcohol

and the speed of Richards’ vehicle

are believed to be factors in the crash.

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Mineral Point Fire and E M S helped

at the scene.