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Vehicle Catches Fire After Crash, Killing Two

Two people who died in a car accident and fire in Tomahawk early Sunday morning have been identified as 58-year-old Mark A. Nelson and 57-year-old Lani H. Nelson, both of Merrill.  

It happened near the intersection of East Somo Avenue and Charlotte Street, where police found a vehicle engulfed in flames around 1:30 am Sunday morning. 

Tomahawk police believe the vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.

The occupants of the vehicle were both pronounced dead on the scene.

The accident closed part of the roadway for about 12 hours.