2 students killed in crash involving semi truck in western Wisconsin

Authorities believe the driver of the car didn't come to a complete stop at a stop sign.

UPDATE 11:15 A.M. 

Identities of the victims in the fatal crash have not been released, but Clayton School District Administrator Ed Cerney issued a statement saying the district is mourning the loss of two students who died in the accident. 

"Our school and community mourn the loss of two of our students in a tragic accident, and weep with their families," Cerney said. "We are doing all we can to provide support for the students and staff that are coming in today. We are grateful for the support shown these families and our school, by our community and surrounding districts."

This is a developing story. 

Original story

Two people were killed in a crash involving a car and semi truck in western Wisconsin on Monday. 

The crash happened around 1:50 p.m. in Polk County, with the sheriff's office sent to the scene of the collision at the intersection of Hwy. 63 and 60th Ave. near Clear Lake. On arrival, deputies found the car in the ditch overturned on its roof, with two occupants inside in grave condition. 

A release from the sheriff's office indicates that the semi truck/trailer was going north on Hwy. 63 when a sedan going east on 60th Ave. slowed at the intersection but failed to stop for a stop sign. 

The semi was halfway through the intersection when the sedan made contact with the side of the trailer, then continued into the trailer before the trailer's back tires hit the side of the car. The impact sent the car into the ditch and rolling onto its roof. 

Both people in the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Their identities have not yet been released. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the crash. 

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