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Woman dies after interstate drive-by shootingSubmitted: 05/03/2016
MADISON - Federal authorities say an Illinois woman has died after being shot during an apparent drive-by shooting along a Wisconsin interstate while she was traveling home with her husband and children.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released a statement Tuesday saying 44-year-old Tracy Czaczkowski has died, two days after she was shot.  Her husband works for the agency.

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