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Two Ill. men killed while fighting in roadway
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DARLINGTON - Two people died as a result of an accident at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 78 near the Wisconsin/Illinois boarder, according to a statement from the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department.Avari D. Baker, 27, and Leonard L. Harris, 32, both of Freeport, Ill., were killed while fighting with each other in the roadway.Preliminary investigation indicates two men were passengers in a vehicle driving south on Highway 78. An argument occurred, and the driver of the vehicle, Sharon L. Andrews, 32, Darlington, stopped near the state line.Baker and Harris then exited the vehicle and started fighting on the roadway.After the fight broke out, they were struck by an automobile being driven north on the highway. The two were not readily visible, because they were lying in the north bound lane while fighting.