Teen, woman killed in separate crashes 2 hours apart in Nicollet County

A teenager and a 45-year-old woman were killed in the crashes.
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Snow and ice-covered roads in south-central Minnesota were a factor in two deadly crashes Monday. 

Both fatal crashes happened in Nicollet County. The first in Granby Township, and the second in nearby Courtland Township. The two communities are separated by Swan Lake, approximately 20 miles northwest of Mankato. 

At 11:21 a.m., the Nicollet County Sheriff's Office and Nicollet Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Hwy. 111 in Granby Township. The collision happened between a southbound Buick Regal and a northbound Volvo tractor truck. 

A 17-year-old girl from St. Peter driving the Buick died at the scene. Her identity has not been released by the Minnesota State Patrol. 

A 62-year-old Detroit Lakes man driving the tractor truck was not injured. 

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Just over two hours later, at approximately 1:24 p.m., another crash involving a car and Volvo tractor truck happened at the intersection of Hwy. 14 and County Road 37. 

Killed in the crash was the driver of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, identified as Naomi S. Peterson, 45, of Ulm. She was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

Like the first crash, road conditions were reported to be "snow/ice," according to the Minnesota State Patrol. 

The crashes come after a weekend of difficult travel in that part of the state, a result accumulating snow Friday night and strong winds that caused blizzard conditions on Saturday.

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