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Two killed in crash on Hwy. 169 in Elk River

A minivan was crossing the southbound lanes when it was struck by an oncoming pickup.

Two people died in a crash on Highway 169 in Elk River Sunday.

The collision happened at 5:30 p.m., when a Chrysler Pacifica tried to cross southbound Hwy. 169 as it turned onto westbound 221st Avenue Northwest.

As the Chrysler pulled out, it was struck by a southbound Ford F250.

The impact sent both vehicles off the road. They hit a sign and both ended up on 221st Avenue Northwest.

The driver and passenger in the Chrysler were killed in the collision. The driver was 77-year-old man Stanley Swen, the passenger 68-year-old Victoria Swen, both of Elk River.

The driver of the Ford, a 42-year-old man from Princeton, suffered a non-life-threatening injury.

According to the latest figures from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety, there have been 38 fatalities on Minnesota roads this year, compared to 28 at the same time last year.

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