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Person dies after car breaks through La Crosse ice

By: AP Email
By: AP Email



LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Emergency workers in La Crosse have recovered a body from a car that broke through the ice on a creek.

Reports say the driver was the only person in the car.

A bus driver called dispatchers Wednesday about 1:30 a.m. when he noticed tire tracks leaving the street and heading over a bank toward Swift Creek.

The vehicle plunged down a 40-foot embankment but the ice didn't immediately break. The vehicle headed a little south on the ice before breaking through into the water.

Rescue divers found the vehicle submerged in 6 to 8 feet of water.

An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday in Madison.

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