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Police searching for alleged driver in Marinette County fatal crash

Marinette County Sheriff's Office

BEAVER, WI— The Marinette County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man involved in a fatal accident in the town of Beaver Wednesday.

A vehicle hit a power pole on 3rd Road and came to rest in a corn field. Juaquin Sanchez, 53, was ejected and died at the scene. He was living on 3rd Road and worked at a local farm. Two other men were taken to the hospital, treated, and released. They also worked at the same farm.

A Spanish-speaking deputy from the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office assisted in several interviews. Officials determined the driver in the crash was Jose Gurdian, 40, who lived with the other men. They were on their way to work when the accident happened. Officials believe he survived the crash and fled the area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Marinette County Sheriff’s office at 715-732-7627.

The incident remains under investigation.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.