3 die in Wisconsin crash

April 29, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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LINWOOD, Wis., April 29 (UPI) -- Three people died in a fiery one-vehicle crash in Linwood, Wis., Sunday, authorities said.

The Portage County Sheriff's Department said the crash occurred about 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 66 and Birchwood Lane, about 2 miles southwest of Stevens Point, Gannet Wisconsin Media reported.

Officers said the vehicle was engulfed in flames and nearby power lines were down when they arrived. One victim, a man, was thrown from the vehicle and the other two victims were found inside.

The victims' identities had not been released.

Authorities said alcohol was a possible factor in the crash, Gannett said.

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