Two Janesville residents dead after car strikes tree

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JANESVILLE, Wis. (WIFR) -- Two Janesville men die after their car crashes in a tree Thursday morning.

Police say the crash happened just after midnight in the 3400 block of W. Rockport Road in the town of Janesville.

Witnesses told police the Chevy Cobalt was heading east in the center of the lanes when it suddenly swerved to the right to avoid colliding with a vehicle heading west.

The impact pinned the 19-year-old driver and 20-year-old passenger in the car. They were pronounced dead upon extrication.

Their names are not yet released pending family notification.