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Family reacts after crash kills beloved trooper

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SAUK COUNTY, Wis. (WKOW) -

As officials try to unravel how a state trooper died in a high-speed single vehicle crash, a relative is speaking out about the tragedy.

The crash happened Tuesday morning on I-90 around 4:30 in the morning. 

"What a shame for a great guy," Trooper Borostwoski's uncle Tom Philbert said.

Philbert learned about the devastating news by turning on the TV.  He says the family is having a hard time processing the unthinkable situation.

"It's a sad day in Wisconsin and it really is." Philbert said.  "To lose somebody of that caliber, a humanitarian." he added.

Philbert says besides being a civil servant, Trooper Borostowski served in the military and most recently, the National Guard.  

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