2 fatal crashes: Wrong-way driver dies in northern Minnesota, Minneapolis man killed near Princeton

A 28-year-old man and a 75-year-old woman are dead following two separate crashes Friday evening.
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A man and a woman are dead after two separate crashes Friday evening.

The first crash happened around 5:30 p.m. in St. Louis County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Lorraine Connor, 75, of Nett Lake was driving a Volvo S80 northbound in the southbound lane on Highway 53 in Leiding Township and struck a Chevrolet Silverado head-on. 

The truck spun, rolled, and hit a semi.

Connor died in the crash. The two 22-year-old men in the Chevrolet suffered non-life threatening injuries, and the semi driver was not injured. 

Road conditions were dry and it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this crash. 

A separate deadly crash near Princeton

The second crash happened around 6:50 p.m. on Highway 169 at 313th Avenue in Baldwin Township near Princeton. 

Michael Patrick Sween, 28, of Minneapolis was driving a Toyota Land Cruiser southbound on Highway 169.

According to the State Patrol's incident report, he swerved to avoid hitting another vehicle, left the road and rolled multiple times. 

The report says Sween was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol was not a factor in the crash. 

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