A single vehicle accident in Portage County claimed a life this morning. Sheriff’s officials say 73 year old Dennis Hetchler of Marshfield died when his eastbound car crashed off State Highway 66 in the Town of Linwood and hit a driveway embankment just before 7:30. When deputies arrived they began life-saving measures, but they were not successful, and Hetchler was pronounced dead at the scene. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. This is the 5th traffic fatality in Portage County this year, and the 3rd in the month of August.