HOWARD LAKE, Minn. - A 66-year-old man is dead after driving into oncoming traffic on State Highway 12 near Howard Lake.

The Minnesota State Patrol website says it happened just before 12:30 p.m. Tuesday near the junction of Highway 12 and 12th Avenue.Troopers say Keith Hardel was killed after he veeredhis Chrysler PT Cruiseracross the centerline and into oncoming traffic.

Two passengers were in the Jeep Liberty struck by Hardel's vehicle; A 45-year-old woman from Hutchinson and a 42-year-old man from Buffalo.Both suffered no apparent injuries in the crash.

The State Patrol continues to investigate what may have triggered the crash.

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