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Two Minnesotans killed in New Mexico crash

The pair from Elk River died Saturday morning.

A couple from Minnesota died in a crash in New Mexico on Saturday morning.

The New Mexico State Police reports that a Ford F-250 was hauling a 36-foot Rockwood camper trailer on I-40 about 60 miles east of Albuquerque when the crash happened.

"For reasons unknown," the driver of the truck lost control and rolled while passing a commercial vehicle.

The driver, Duane George, 64, and passenger, Patricia George, 61, were both killed in the crash.

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They are from Elk River, Minnesota, the state police noted.

Alcohol was not a factor in the crash and both were wearing their seatbelts.

The cause of the crash continues to be investigated.

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