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34-year-old killed in Sauk County crash

A 34-year-old Hillpoint man died in a single-vehicle crash Saturday morning in Sauk County, according to a news release.

Around 7:20 a.m. Sauk County officials responded to a single-vehicle crash on County Road G at McCarville Road in the town of Bear Creek, authorities said.

The 34-year-old, identified as Boris Rubio, was pronounced dead at the scene, deputies said.

Investigators said Rubio was driving north on County Road G when he left the roadway and rolled his vehicle several times.

Icy roads and dense fog are believed to be contributing factors, according to the release. Rubio was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Merrimac ferry closes temporarily due to ice

The Merrimac ferry is closed temporarily due to ice on the Wisconsin River, according to a release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

The ferry serves as Highway 113 between Columbia and Sauk counties.

Officials expect the ferry to resume operations after a warming trend that is forecast for the next three to five days.

Flashing lights in the area are activated to notify travelers of the temporary closure, according to the release. The lights are at Highway 60 and Interstate 90/94, highways 19 and 113, highways 78 and 113, Highway 78 and Interstate 39/94, and Highway 12 and County Road K.

Woman killed after sliding off snowy road

An Adams woman was killed when she lost control of her vehicle on a snowy road and crashed into a tree.

The Adams County Sheriff?s Office said deputies were called to State Highway 14 north of Golden Avenue in the town of Dell Prairie at 3:36 a.m. Sunday for a report of a single-vehicle crash.

Investigators said Wendy Lunny, 45, was traveling north on Highway 13 when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. She was critically injured and taken to St. Clare Hospital in Baraboo where she was pronounced dead.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the crash, according to deputies.

The Kilbourn Fire Department, Wisconsin Dells Police Department, and Dells-Delton Ambulance assisted at the scene.�

Lunny was formerly a Baraboo resident, according to her obituary through Farber Funeral Home of Reedsburg.

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Crayon portraits line the walls of the Saint Claire Meadows activity room. The space is consumed by the smell of fresh apple pie, ready for the upcoming bake sale.

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