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Icy highway factors in head-on crash that kills 2 in northern Minnesota

It happened near Deer River in Itasca County.

Two people died in a head-on crash on an icy highway in northern Minnesota on Wednesday. 

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash involved a semi, a truck and a car. It happened just before 6 p.m. on Hwy. 46 near Deer River in Itasca County. 

The semi was traveling southbound on Hwy. 46 when it struck the side of a northbound 2014 Ford F250 pickup on the side, and then collided head-on with a 2011 Chevy Impala that was behind the truck.

Both the driver and passenger in the Impala were transported to Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids but neither survived their injuries. 

They've been identified as Steven Mark Kubiszewski, 34, of Wyoming, Minnesota, and Arthur Mark Kubiszewski, 57, of Chisago City. 

Both men were wearing their seatbelt.  

The driver and teenage passenger in the truck were not injured, nor was the 47-year-old Deer River man driving the semi. 

Roads were covered in snow and ice at the time of the crash, the State Patrol says. 

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