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Two Ill. Men Killed While Arguing on Highway

Fight moved from vehicle to highway



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    An argument between two Freeport men moved from a car to the highway with deadly consequences.

    Don't play -- or argue -- in traffic.

    That's the lesson two Illinois men learned the hard way after they were struck and killed when their argument moved from the vehicle they were riding in to a southern Wisconsin highway.

    Lafayette County, Wis. sheriff's officials said the two men -- Avari D. Baker, 29, and Leonard L. Harris, 32, both of Freeport, Ill. -- were passengers in a vehicle driven by a Darlington, Wis. woman.

    The driver, Sharon Andrews, 32, pulled over along Highway 78 near the state line after the men began arguing.  Baker and Harris got out and started fighting on the highway and were struck late Wednesday night.

    Authorities said the men were not visible to the other driver, 33-year-old Carrie Thompson of Monroe, Wis., because they were lying in the northbound lane of the road while fighting, the Telegraph Herald reported.

    Sheriff's deputies said the men were pronounced dead at the scene.  Thompson was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. Two children in her car weren't hurt.

    Andrews was issued a citation alleging drunken driving, according to the news release.