1 dead after head-on crash in western Minn.

4:04 PM, Feb 18, 2013   |    comments
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GRANITE FALLS, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a head-on crash that left one person dead near Granite Falls Monday morning.

Troopers say a vehicle was northbound on State Highway 23 just south of the junction with Yellow Medicine County Road 17 around 7:30 a.m. when the driver of an approaching pickup lost control, slid sideways and crossed the centerline. The driver of the first vehicle, a 2003 Honda Civic, struck the pickup head on.

The driver of the Honda died of injuries suffered in the collision, while the 50-year-old woman driving the pickup reported only minor injuries.

The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of relatives. There is no word on whether charges will be filed in the fatal crash.

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