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ORONO, Minn. - Highway 12 was shut down near Orono for hours after crash that left two motorists dead Friday morning.

It happened just after 7 a.m. near the spot Highway 12 intersects with Highway 6. Details are scarce, but Orono Police say the crash involved two vehicles. The driver of one car was dead when first responders arrived, and the driver of the second vehicle soon succumbed to his injuries.

Mn/DOT closed the roadway for about 3 hours from Highway 6 to Highway 83 for accident reconstruction and cleanup.

The highway re-opened just after 10 a.m. Friday.

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