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Wrong-way driver kills 2 in head-on crash in Waite Park

The crash happened just blocks from the mall in St. Cloud.

Two people were killed when their vehicle was hit head-on by a wrong-way driver in Waite Park on Monday night. 

According to Waite Park police, the crash happened at 7:15 p.m. at Division Street West and 4th Avenue South, a very busy area just blocks from the St. Cloud mall. 

The crash was caused when a driver began traveling in the wrong direction, going westbound in the eastbound lane on Division Street. The driver of the vehicle going in the correct direction was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger in the victim vehicle was taken to St. Cloud Hospital where he later died. 

The wrong-way driver was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. 

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Police chief Dave Bentrud said contributing factors in the crash and any possible charges will be announced after an investigation into the crash is complete. 

Identities of the two people killed in the crash are being withheld pending notification of family members. 

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