Speed a factor in a deadly crash in Madison

posted by Associated Press -

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ Two people were killed in Madison when their car slammed into the back of a city garbage truck.

Police say the truck was stopped at a red light when the car, traveling at a high rate of speed, crashed into the truck around 1 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Whitney Way and Mineral Point Road. The driver of the car died at the scene. A passenger was taken to UW Hospital and died there. 

Authorities say the victims were from Dane County and in their 70s.

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