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2 men die in bitter cold


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Two Wisconsin men have died after spending hours in the bitter cold.

  A 54-year-old Wisconsin State Journal delivery man died after his car got stuck in a Green County snowdrift at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

  Sheriff's officials say Donald Blum of Monticello was found conscious outside his car after he apparently started to walk to town.

  County Coroner Jan Perry says he died early Monday of hypothermia resulting in heart failure.

  In Sheboygan County, deputies say 48-year-old Robert Lewin of Lima died of exposure in a farm field about a half mile from his home.

  A deputy found him at 8:15 a.m. Monday about 600 feet from his vehicle that was stuck in a ditch.

  Temperatures were below zero with minus 25 to 35 degree wind chills.

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