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3 dead in 3 separate crashes on Minnesota roads Thursday

333 people have died on Minnesota roads in 2018.

Thursday was a deadly day on Minnesota with three people killed in separate crashes.

The first fatal crash happened near the town of Duran in west-central Minnesota (Wilkin County) at 8:52 a.m., when a 1993 Suburban headed south on Hwy. 9 lost control, left the road and collided with a southbound train. 

A 20-year-old from Breckenridge was killed in the crash. The State Patrol says roads were slick from snow and ice. 

Waite Park woman killed in crash

Just after 1:10 p.m., a 68-year-old woman was killed when she crashed into oncoming traffic on Hwy. 15 and County Road 1 in Sartell. 

The Minnesota State Patrol says Bonnie Jean Waibel, of Waite Park, was driving a 2018 GMC Terrain when she veered into three vehicles that were waiting to turn left from Hwy. 15 to County Road 1. Waibel was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The drivers and passengers in the three other vehicles were not injured. 

Unbelted driver dies in crash

The third fatal crash happened north of Onamia in central Minnesota when a 67-year-old driving a 2006 Saturn Vue traveling westbound on Hwy. 27 went off the road, crossed 92nd Ave., and then hit a tree and rolled. 

The victim has been identified as Douglas Murl Starr of Onamia. The State Patrol says he was not wearing a seatbelt. 

Saturn was WB on HWY 27. Went off the road to the right in the Bayview curve. Drove across 92nd Ave and struck a tree and rolled.

According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 333 people have died on Minnesota roads in 2018. That's up from 317 at the same time last year. 

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