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1 dead in rear-end crash on Minnesota's Iron Range

The deadly crash happened just after 8:30 p.m. Tuesday.

A fatal crash eight miles south of Hibbing in northern Minnesota is under investigation. 

According to the State Patrol, the rear-end crash happened at about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on Hwy. 73 near Smith Road in St. Louis County. 

The crash reports says a 62-year-old Apple Valley man was driving a Landrover Range Rover south on the highway when he was rear-ended by a 49-year-old man from Virginia, Minnesota, who was driving a Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

The Virginia man, identified Wednesday as Thomas Michael Olson died at the scene. He was not wearing seat belt, the State Patrol said. 

The Apple Valley man was transported to Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing with non-critical injuries. 

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