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Car fire in Merrimac kills one man

MERRIMAC (WKOW) — One man died in a car fire Friday evening in Merrimac.

Sauk County Sheriff deputies and the Merrimac fire department were sent to Cemetery Street just after 5:45 p.m. When they got there, they found a car fully engulfed in flames.

Crews were able to put out the fire and identify 50-year-old Ricky Guillen as the driver.

Guillen had driven his 1994 Buick into the front yard of a home and it got stuck in the snow. One witness said when Guillen was trying to back out of the lawn, his car started on fire. Witnesses tried to get him out of the car, but couldn’t.

The Sauk County Coroner’s office pronounced Guillen dead at the scene.

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