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1 dead, 2 injured in crash on Highway 12 in Sauk County, police say

SAUK COUNTY, Wis. - One person was killed and multiple people were injured in a crash in Sauk County Tuesday, according to a press release from the Sauk Prairie Police Department.

Officials with the Sauk County Sheriff's Office told News 3 Now the two-car crash was reported at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The crash was on U.S. Highway 12 near County Highway PF. 

Sauk Prairie Police said a white Chevy sedan traveling southboung on Highway 12 turned east onto Highway PF, into the path of a northbound Chevy SUV. The SUV hit the passenger side of the sedan. 

The passenger in the sedan was extricated from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, according to a release. 

The driver of the sedan was transported to the UW Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the SUV was transported to the Sauk Prairie Hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries, the release said. 

Police said everyone involved was wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash. 

Investigators do not believe speed to be a factor in the crash. 

All impacted traffic lanes were reopened around 8 p.m. Tuesday. 

The names of the people involved are being withheld until family members are notified.

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