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Car crashes into snow plow, killing passenger in southeast Minnesota

It was one of two fatal incidents on Minnesota roads on a snowy Tuesday.

A passenger died on Tuesday evening when the car they were in crashed into a snow plow and got caught on its blade.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 22-year-old man from Chicago was driving a Ford Fusion westbound on Hwy. 60 near Wabasha when it crossed Hwy. 61.

It then turned directly in front of an International Snow Plow heading southbound on Hwy. 61. The Ford struck the plow and got caught in the plow blade.

A passenger in the Ford was killed in the collision. No details have been released about them at this stage by the State Patrol, nor has the identity of the driver been released.

The driver of the snow plow was a 40-year-old man from Rochester. The crash happened in snowy and icy conditions at around 7:45 p.m.

It was one of two fatal crashes in Minnesota on Tuesday.

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The other happened on Hwy. 27 in Douglas County, west-central Minnesota, where a Ford Taurus crossed the centerline and struck a Subaru Legacy head-on.

The Taurus was driven by a 77-year-old man from Hoffman, who was killed in the collision, while the Subaru was driven by a 54-year-old woman, also from Hoffman.

The Subaru driver suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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