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1 killed, 1 injured in crash on Highway 169

The state patrol says one driver lost control and went into the opposite lane, side swiping another car and then spinning out and colliding head-on with a third.
The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened Monday on Highway 169 at Delaware Avenue, near Jordan. (Photo: KARE 11)

ST. LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, Minn. - The Minnesota State Patrol says one person was killed and one was severely injured in a three-car crash that happened Monday afternoon near Jordan.

According to the state patrol, a Ford Fusion driven by 27-year-old Howard Joseph Ross Bartholoma of Jordan was headed north on Highway 169 just south of Delaware Avenue in St. Lawrence Township when the crash occurred shortly before 4 p.m. Bartholoma apparently lost control, careening into the southbound lane and sideswiping another Fusion, then spinning out and colliding head-on with a Toyota Highlander.

Bartholoma was killed in the crash while the driver of the Toyota Highlander, 33-year-old Luke Raymond Frederick of Mankato, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee.

The 20-year-old driver of the Ford Fusion that was sideswiped was uninjured, according to the state patrol.

Traffic was closed in both directions just north of Belle Plaine, and re-routed into Jordan.

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