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A State Trooper stopped traffic on Hwy. 35 in western Wisconsin near dusk Thursday afternoon as emergency personnel worked to extricate victims from a sport utility vehicle that collided with a straight box truck. A 12-year-old girl died at the scene and five-year-old girl died a short while later at a local hospital. Bill Kirk photo.

Two children dead after car-truck accident

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PRESCOTT, Wis. - Two children died and three other people were injured after a straight-truck and a sport utility vehicle collided late Thursday afternoon, Dec. 12, on Hwy. 35, along the Mississippi River about eight miles south of town.

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Pierce County authorities have not yet released names of the dead -- a 12-year-old girl who died at the scene and a five-year-old girl who died later at a River Falls hospital.

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