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Thomas Painter, a 23-year-old man from Mauston, and Nicole Biegemann, a 33-year-old woman from Wisconsin Dells, were killed in a vehicular crash which also injured two others on Highway 12 near Wisconsin Dells on July 4, according to a statement from the Wisconsin State Patrol. The names of those injured in the crash have not been released.

The crash was reported at 11:23 p.m. July 4 and involved a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer and a 2006 Pontiac G6 sedan. According to police, witnesses indicated the Chevrolet was traveling eastbound on Highway 12/16 near Highway J while in the westbound lane prior to colliding head-on with the westbound Pontiac. Painter was not wearing a seat belt, and Biegemann was wearing a seat belt.