Driver, 86, killed in head-on crash near Becker

Police say he lost control of his vehicle.
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An elderly man has died from injuries he sustained in a crash near Becker on Thursday.

According to the Sherburne County Sheriff's Office, Ronald Olson, 86, of Monticello "lost control" of the car he was driving, crossing the centerline of County Road 14 Thursday morning.

This happened on a curve, with his vehicle "sliding into the path of an oncoming pickup truck."

Olson died at a hospital early Friday, police say.

The driver of the pickup, a 36-year-old man from Big Lake, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

"Investigators believe that slippery road conditions likely were a contributing factor in the collision," the sheriff's office said.

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