3 die in crashes after rain washes away Wis. road

In a photo provided by the Clark County Sheriff's Department, Clark County Sheriff's deputies watch Thursday, June 20, 2012 as two vehicles are extracted from a washout hole after they crashed in to the large hole created by heavy rains, killing three people, on county road M near Neillsville, Wis. Clark County Chief Deputy Jim Backus says a passer-by discovered the two vehicles early Thursday. Authorities say a pickup truck carrying two people crashed into the hole, then another vehicle with one occupant crashed into the same hole. All three were pronounced dead at the scene. (AP Photo/Clark County Sheriff's Department)

June 21, 2012 3:06:40 PM PDT
Heavy rainfall washed away a 50-foot stretch of highway in central Wisconsin and three people were killed when their vehicles plunged into the resulting ravine and the raging water below, authorities said Thursday.