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Unbelted driver killed in collision with semi on icy road in southwest Minnesota

It happened just before 5:30 a.m. Saturday.

The driver of a Toyota Prius was killed in a collision with a semi in southwest Minnesota early Saturday morning. 

It happened on Hwy. 75 in Hammer Township – Yellow Medicine County – just before 5:30 a.m., according to a crash report from the Minnesota State Patrol. A 1995 Kenworth semi was traveling north on Hwy. 75 and collided with a southbound Prius. 

The crash report does not say which vehicle crossed the center line to cause the collision. 

The driver of the Prius, 81-year-old Sigmund D. Armitage, of Canby, was transported to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls where he died. The semi driver, a 56-year-old Campbell, Minnesota, man, was not injured. 

Armitage was not wearing a seat belt, the State Patrol said. 

Road conditions in the crash report are described as "snow/ice." 

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