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Body found in semi that crashed, caught fire in northwest Minnesota

The crash was reported just after 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Authorities in northwestern Minnesota are investigating the death of a person believed to be the driver of a semi that crashed caught fire on Monday. 

According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, first responders arrived at the intersection of County Road 10 and SE 405th St. – south of the city of Mentor – at 3:37 p.m. and found a semi fully engulfed in flames in the ditch. 

After the fire was extinguished, a body, believed to be the driver, was found inside the semi. 

The victim's identity has not been released and the cause of the crash hasn't been announced. 

There have been 204 deaths on Minnesota roads so far in 2020, which is 14 more than there were at the same time in 2019, according to the Department of Public Safety. 

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