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A physician, a nurse and a dentist who were killed by a suspected drunk driver in Kenosha County were identified by the sheriff's office Monday.

Michael J. Rizzo, 67, a physician, nurse Mary C. Rizzo, 74, and Vincent C. Rizzo, 76, a dentist, all of Kenosha, were fatally injured in the crash, reported shortly before 7 p.m., Friday in the 21600 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) in the Village of Bristol, according to a news release and a relative.

A fourth occupant of the SUV they were in, Gerald J. Rizzo, 72, of Kenosha, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but was in stable condition on Monday, according to the release.

The four were occupants of an SUV that was eastbound on Highway 50 when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by Timothy G. Vandervere, 40, of Beach Park, Illinois, sheriff's officials said.

Witnesses said Vandervere was speeding and driving erratically just before the crash.

A doctor, a nurse and a dentist who were killed by a suspected drunk driver in Kenosha County were identified by the sheriff's office Monday.

Michael J. Rizzo, 67, a doctor, nurse Mary C. Rizzo, 74, and Vincent C. Rizzo, 76, a dentist, all of Kenosha, were fatally injured in the crash, reported shortly before 7 p.m., Friday in the 21600 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) in the Village of Bristol, according to a news release and a relative.

A fourth occupant of the SUV they were in, Gerald J. Rizzo, 72, of Kenosha, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but was in stable condition on Monday, according to the release.

The four were occupants of an SUV that was eastbound on Highway 50 when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by Timothy G. Vandervere, 40, of Beach Park, Illinois, sheriff's officials said.

Witnesses said Vandervere was speeding and driving erratically just before the crash.

Three people, including two physicians, killed by a suspected drunk driver in Kenosha County were identified by the sheriff's office Monday.

Michael J. Rizzo, 67, and Vincent C. Rizzo, 76, both doctors, and Mary C. Rizzo, 74, all of Kenosha, were fatally injured in the crash, reported shortly before 7 p.m., Friday in the 21600 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) in the Village of Bristol, according to a news release.

A fourth occupant of the SUV they were in, Gerald J. Rizzo, 72, of Kenosha, was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, but was in stable condition on Monday, according to the release.

The four were occupants of an SUV that was eastbound on Highway 50 when it was struck from behind by a pickup truck driven by Timothy G. Vandervere, 40, of Beach Park, Illinois, sheriff's officials said.

Witnesses said Vandervere was speeding and driving erratically just before the crash. His driving record includes an offense from 2005 for injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, and though he has a valid Illinois driver's license his Wisconsin license is revoked, the sheriff's office said.

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Bernie Sanders appeared last fall at a rally for Democratic candidates at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.(Photo: Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders is coming to Madison Friday afternoon as part of a three-day campaign swing to show that the path to the White House runs through Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

All three states flipped to President Donald Trump in 2016.

The Sanders rally in Madison is set for 5 p.m. at James Madison Park, 614 E. Gorham St. He'll stop in Warren, Michigan, Saturday and Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Sanders, a U.S. Senator from Vermont, has emerged as a front runner for the Democratic nomination.

Sanders won Wisconsin's 2016 Democratic presidential primary over Hillary Clinton. Last year, he headlined two large rallies in the state to bolster Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and other candidates down the ballot.

With Milwaukee hosting the 2020 Democratic National Convention, Wisconsin has become a must-stop for the party's presidential hopefuls.

MAPLE BLUFF - Gov. Tony Evers returned a hyper-realistic painting of children in Milwaukee to the governor's mansion Friday that Gov. Scott Walker took down eight years ago.

Artist David Lenz, who from the start intended his painting "Wishes in the Wind" to be hung in the mansion, called the picture's return "bittersweet in reverse."

At an unveiling at the mansion Friday, Evers said placing the painting above a fireplace at the governor's mansion amounted to a "homecoming" that would remind public officials their actions have consequences for children. 

"Looking into their eyes should remind us of the responsibility we all share to work together to ensure a bright future for all kids in Wisconsin," Evers said.

"Wishes in the Wind," a David Lenz 2010 oil that was removed from the governor's mansion during Scott Walker's term has been returned by Gov. Tony Evers.(Photo: Painting by David Lenz)

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