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2 students die in rollover crash in western Wisconsin

Icy road conditions were likely a factor in the crash, authorities say.

Authorities say icy road conditions are likely a factor in a single-vehicle, rollover crash that killed a teen driver and a juvenile passenger Friday morning in western Wisconsin. 

The crash was reported to the Polk County Sheriff's Office at 7:41 a.m., after the driver of an SUV lost control while traveling north on 220th Street, about a half-mile south of Hwy. 8, near St. Croix Falls. 

The SUV rolled and struck several trees, the sheriff's office said. 

A child who was a passenger in the SUV did not survive, and the teenage driver died after being airlifted to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. 

Both victims appeared to be wearing their seat belt, according to the sheriff office, which said "icy roadway conditions are likely a factor in this accident." 

"We extend our sympathy to the families of this tragic incident. Our community mourns the loss of these two fine students," the sheriff's office said. 

Names of the victims will be released at a later date. 

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