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Woman IDed after death from head-on collision on Mississippi River bridge

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN - A woman killed in a head-on crash on a Mississippi River bridge was identified this morning at 73-year-old Lorraine Siegenthaler of McGregor, Iowa.

Four other people were injured in the mishap, which occurred late yesterday afternoon on the Highway 18 Marquette-Joliet Bridge between Prairie du Chien and Iowa. The State Patrol said Siegenthaler's car going west into Wisconsin when her car crossed the center-line and hit a van head-on. The van driver - a 43-year-old Prairie du Chien woman - was flown to a La Crosse hospital with life-threatening injuries. Her condition was not immediately disclosed.

Three other people in the van - a Stueben woman and two children - suffered minor injuries, and were treated at a Prairie du Chien hospital. The bridge was closed for several hours for clean-up and investigation. Authorities said alcohol was not a factor in the crash.

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