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Man killed, 4-year-old girl injured in northern Minnesota crash

It was caused by a pickup that failed to stop at an intersection.

A man was killed and a 4-year-old girl injured when the SUV they were in was struck by a pickup truck that failed to stop at an intersection.

The incident happened just before 11 a.m. Sunday on County Road 8, south of Federal Dam in Cass County.

A Chevy Trailblazer driven by a 62-year-old man from Squaw Lake was pulling a passenger car on a car dolly along County Road 63 failed to stop at a "Stop" sign at County Road 8.

It then collided with a southbound 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette, the driver of which, a 58-year-old man from Federal Dam, was ejected from the vehicle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, with a 4-year-old girl, also from Federal Dam, treated at the scene and airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital with serious injuries.

The Chevy driver was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital in Deer River.

The accident remains under investigation, with the victim not yet identified as family members are still being notified.

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