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1 dead in crash involving SUV, semi in southwest Minnesota

The collision happened just before 5 p.m. Friday.

A 52-year-old motorist died in a crash in southwest Minnesota Friday afternoon. 

The State Patrol reports that Tod A. Wilkinson, of Lake Benton, was driving a Toyota RAV4 westbound on Hwy. 14 in Verdi Township when he collided with a semi in what was described as a "right angle crash." 

The collision happened around 4:50 p.m. near 170th Ave. in the Lincoln County community, and roads were impacted by snow and ice. 

Wilkinson was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

The driver of the semi, a 44-year-old man from Edgerton, Minnesota, was not injured. 

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