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4 Wis. residents involved in Col. avalanche

2 killed, 2 survive avalanche down Star Mountain, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - At least four Wisconsin residents were involved in an avalanche Saturday in Colorado.

Two of the victims, Justin Lentz, of Sun Prairie, and Jarrard Law, of Portage, died. Two other Wisconsin men, Ben Hartt, 38, and Seth Neilsen, 30, survived.

Three Colorado natives also had to be rescued on Star Mountain, near Leadville.

Officials in Colorado said it was the third deadly avalanche in less than a week.

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