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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.


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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