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1 dead, 1 critically injured in early morning crash near Faribault

The collision happened west of Faribault on Hwy. 60.

One motorist was killed and another suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash near Faribault early Thursday morning. 

The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened around 4:45 a.m. on Hwy. 60 west of Faribault when a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan traveling west crossed over the center line and collided with a 1992 Buick LeSabre. 

The driver of the Buick was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead at the scene. He's been identified as William Elmer Potter, 27, of Waterville, Minnesota. 

A 40-year-old Cannon Falls man driving the Dodge suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported by North Memorial Ambulance to Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus in Rochester. 

According to the Minnesota Department of Traffic Safety, 163 people have died on Minnesota roads so far this year. At this same time last year, there had been 168 deaths on state roads. 

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