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18-year-old dies in head-on crash with semi in west-central Minnesota

The collision happened south of Glenwood in Pope County.

An 18-year-old died in a crash involving a semi in west-central Minnesota on Sunday afternoon. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the collision happened just after 12:40 p.m. on County Road 18 just west of Hwy. 104 in a rural area south of Glenwood in Pope County. 

The crash report says 18-year-old Josiah M. Wright, of Starbuck, was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6 westbound on County Round 18 when he crossed the centerline and collided head-on with an eastbound semi tractor/trailer. 

Wright was ejected from the car and died at the scene. The State Patrol says he was not wearing a seat belt. 

The driver of the semi, a 35-year-old Paynesville man, also was not wearing a seat belt and was treated at Paynseville Hospital for injuries that are not life-threatening. 

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