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Driver killed on I-94 when pickup hit from behind by semi-trailer

It happened near Fergus Falls.

A driver died on Interstate 94 in west-central Minnesota when their pickup was hit from behind by a semi-trailer.

The incident happened near Fergus Falls around 5:40 a.m. Friday, when the westbound Dodge pickup was rear-ended by the semi.

Both vehicles left the road and veered into the Hansel Lake Rest Area in Otter Tail County, with the pickup then destroyed by fire.


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The driver of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.

The semi driver – a 33-year-old man from Rockville, Minnesota – was taken to the Lake Region Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The deceased driver has not yet been identified.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the State Patrol.

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