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Man killed in crash with milk truck in southern Minnesota

Tributes have been paid to the 23 year old from Austin.
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A 23-year-old man from Austin was killed in a crash with a milk truck in southern Minnesota on Tuesday.

The incident happened on Hwy. 52 in Preston Township, Fillmore County, around 1:15 p.m., the State Patrol said.

A southbound Plymouth Sundance driven by Andrew Davidson crossed the centerline and struck a northbound Freightliner, which was carrying milk.

The truck driver tried to avoid the car by shifting onto the shoulder, but they ended up colliding, with Davidson killed in the smash.

It's not clear at this stage what caused him to cross the centerline, with State Patrol Sgt. Troy Christianson telling KTTC that'll form part of the investigation.

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Tributes have been paid to Davidson on Facebook, including by his older brother Danny, who confirmed his death on Tuesday and wrote: "I love you man ... save a spot for me."

Minnesota passed the unwanted landmark of 100 road fatalities for 2018 earlier this week, keeping it about on pace with the same time last year.

The 101st happened earlier on Tuesday in St. Cloud, when a driver crashed and flipped his vehicle into the Sauk River.

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