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Two high school students killed in car crash Friday morning

Published: Jun. 23, 2018 at 8:35 AM EDT
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Two high school students are dead following a crash at 6:21 a.m. Friday, on County Highway N, one mile north of Power Dam Road in Commonwealth Township.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office says the vehicle was heading north on County Highway N when the driver failed to negotiate a corner in the road and crossed the center line. The car left the roadway, hit a tree and immediately burst into flames.

A passerby reported the accident.

The Florence County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by Homestead Fire Department, Florence Fire Department, Aurora-Homestead Rescue Squad and Beacon Ambulance. The Wisconsin State Patrol was also on scene to do a crash reconstruction.

The names of the victims will be released once the families are notified.

For those in need of help coping, school staff and counselors will be available for students and families beginning at 9:00 a.m. Saturday at Florence High School. Please check in upon entering the grand staircase at the front entrance of the 1930s building.