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Siblings identified as pair killed in Anoka County car crash, fire

They were aged 23 and 21.

The two people found dead inside a burning car in Anoka County have been identified as siblings.

The Anoka County Sheriff's Office say that Cassandra and Josiah Carlson, of St. Francis, died after their vehicle caught fire following a crash in the area of 229th Ave. NW and Arrowhead St. just after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Cassandra was aged 23, while Josiah was 21.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff's office, along with the St. Francis Police Department and Minnesota State Patrol.

It's believed that the vehicle was headed west on 229th Ave. NW when it went into the ditch, struck a tree and caught fire.

There have been 80 deaths on Minnesota roads so far this year, compared to 71 in the same period last year, according to the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety.

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