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Two people are dead after a two car head on collision Tuesday afternoon. The accident occurred on State Highway 35 approximately one mile south of Stoddard in the Town of Bergen around 3:20.
A car driven by 70 year old Robert Williams of Stoddard went to pass the car in front of him and struck a southbound vehicle head-on, driven by 55 year old Margaret Springborn of rural DeSoto.
Robert was pronounced dead on scene by the Vernon County Coroner’s Office. Springborn was taken to Gundersen Health System in Lacrosse and later pronounced dead.
The accident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin State Patrol.
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Vernon County had gone almost four full months into 2014 without a highway death.
But now, three people have been killed in Vernon County accidents in the last nine days. Two drivers died Tuesday in a head-on collision, on Highway 35 south of Stoddard. Seventy-year-old Robert Williams of Stoddard was killed when he tried passing a car and hit another vehicle head-on. The driver of that other car, 55-year-old Margaret Springborn of De Soto, died after being taken to Gundersen in La Crosse. The afternoon crash tied up traffic on 35 for several hours.
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