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Wrong-Way Interstate Crash Kills 2 in Wisconsin

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Crash happened in front of squad car trying to stop the vehicle.

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Two people are dead after a driver going the wrong way on a Wisconsin interstate collided head-on with another vehicle, authorities said Saturday.

A 44-year-old woman was driving the wrong direction on the eastbound side of Interstate 94 in Pewaukee just after midnight Saturday, police said. She crashed into the car of 41-year-old Brian St. Germaine, a husband and father of three who was on his way to work. Both were pronounced dead. The woman's name has not been released.

The sheriff's department told WISN-TV it received multiple calls Saturday about the driver going the wrong way shortly after midnight. Both the sheriff's department and state police sent at least four squad cars to try and stop the vehicle, but the collision occurred just as one deputy was arriving on the scene.

Lt. Paul Renkas told the station the deputy was almost involved in the crash.

"I think it could have been much worst. It's a tragic set of circumstances. Right now, we have two dead people and I think we could have easily had more than that," he said.

County investigators said they did not see any immediate signs that alcohol was a factor in the wreck, but are continuing to probe the crash.

St. Germaine's wife Nicole said her young children are devastated and she wants answers.

"Honestly, I just want to know what happened. I know it's an accident and nobody would ever like this to happen, but I just want to get some answers," she said.

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