A 44-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a van versus semi-tractor trailer crash near Poskin around 4:52 a.m. Thursday morning. On Friday, the Barron County Sheriff's Department identified the victim as Brian Morris, of Turtle Lake. 

A Barron County Sheriff's Department press release stated the 44-year-old was driving a van eastbound on Hwy. 8 when it crossed the centerline and into the path of a westbound semi-tractor trailer that was hauling US Postal Service mail. 

The driver of the semi-tractor trailer, 51-year-old Robin Gregg, of Niagra, was taken to Mayo Hospital in Barron with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the release.

The crash is being investigated by the Barron County Sheriff's Department and reconstructed by the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Hwy. 8 near Hwy. F was closed and traffic detoured until 1 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Department. 

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