Two drivers dead after head-on crash near Cambridge

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Highway 12 is back open, but authorities say there may still be some slow-downs.

There were some fluids spilled on the road because of the crash, but crews have put sand down. The road is open, but there are "slow down" signs on Highway 12.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Two people have died after a head-on crash in the town of Christiana. 

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says a vehicle heading west on U.S. 12 crossed the center line around 3:50 a.m. and hit another vehicle head-on. The crash happened at Rodney Road, just west of the village of Cambridge.

The sheriff's office says both vehicles were engulfed in flames, trapping both drivers inside. The medical examiner is heading to the scene right now, but the sheriff's office confirms both drivers died.

U.S. 12 will remain closed while deputies and the Wisconsin State Patrol investigate the crash.

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CAMBRIDGE (WKOW) -- Firefighters are on the scene of a head-on crash in Cambridge. 

Dane County Communications says the crash happened around 3:50 a.m. on Highway 12 and Rodney Road. Two vehicles were involved.

Dane County says MedFlight was notified, but then canceled. The coroner was also put on standby.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says all lanes of U.S. 12 are blocked in both directions (east and west) at Rodney Road. Eastbound traffic should exit on State Farm Road and head north towards Wisconsin 134, then go south on Highway 134 back to U.S. 12. Westbound can reverse those directions.

Right now, authorities are still on the scene and believe the road will be closed for awhile.

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