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2 men die in separate Cass County crashes over the weekend

In both instances, the SUVs rolled.

Two people were killed in separate crashes in Cass County over the weekend. 

Early Sunday, two people were ejected from an SUV near Brainerd after it left the roadway, rolled several times and hit trees and power lines. 

A 25-year-old man from Pequot Lakes died and a 21-year-old woman from Motley was brought to the hospital with serious injuries, a news release from the Cass County Sheriff's Office said.

The crash, which is still under investigation, happened at 3:31 a.m. Sunday on 11th Avenue Southwest in Sylvan Township.

Another fatal crash occurred in Cass County over the weekend. A 68-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash around 12:10 p.m. on Friday on Highway 64 in May Township, near Motley, the Cass County Sheriff's Office said.

The SUV hard entered a ditch, rolled and flipped. The driver was found dead inside the vehicle. 

The crash remains under investigation.

The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are often called the deadliest days on Minnesota's roads. Last year, 136 people were killed in traffic-related crashes in Minnesota between the two holidays – that's 37 percent of all traffic fatalities last year, the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety said.

The agency reminds people to slow down, buckle up, line up a sober ride and drive distraction-free. 

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