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2 dead in separate crashes south of the Twin Cities late Thursday night

Both people killed were not wearing a seatbelt.

Two people were killed on snow and ice-covered roads in separate crashes south of the Twin Cities Thursday night. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the first crash happened around 11:02 p.m. on Hwy. 56 in Warsaw Township, Goodhue County. 

A 58-year-old Cannon Falls man, identified as Scott Theodore Friedrich, was driving a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country northbound on Hwy. 56 when he lost control, went into the ditch and rolled. 

Friedrich, whom the state patrol says was not wearing a seatbelt, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The second fatal crash, which the state patrol says involved alcohol, happened at 11:18 p.m. in Douglas Township, Dakota County.

A 2001 Ford F-150 headed east on Hwy. 50 went into the ditch and rolled near Inga Ave. 

The passenger, identified as 49-year-old Terri Lynn Stephenson, of Hampton, was not wearing a seatbelt and did not survive her injuries. 

The driver, a 53-year-old man from Hampton, was transported to North Memorial Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. 

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