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Bloomington twin brothers die in Montana crash

The 20-year-old brothers were on their way back from a road trip.

Authorities have identified two men killed in a two-vehicle crash in northwestern Montana as twin brothers from Minnesota. 

David and Benjamin Temte, 20-year-old twin brothers from Bloomington, were among three people who died in the Monday morning crash. According to Montana Highway Patrol, the brothers were in a car that left the roadway on Hwy. 93 and hit a guardrail before colliding head-on with another car. 

The driver of the other car, a 66-year-old Montana resident, also died in the collision. 

David Temte was a track and field and cross-country athlete at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa. The college paid tribute to the Temtes in a social media post on Tuesday. 

"Together we mourn the loss of junior David Temte and his brother, whose lives were lost on Monday morning in a car crash. We covet your prayers for the Temte family and are comforted with the knowledge that David loved the Lord.

“David understood what Paul meant when he wrote about running the race with perseverance and lived his life striving to persevere in his faith daily," says Coach Nate Wolf.

Our campus will be profoundly affected by the loss of this young Defender."

The college added on its website that the brothers were on their way home from a two-week road trip out West. 

In track and field, David Temte was a two-time NAIA All-American and a member of a relay team that won a national championship in May. 

Authorities say the crash happened around 7:15 a.m. Monday near Ninepipes Lodge, which is shown in the map below. 

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