Wrong-way head-on crash leaves 1 dead near Sauk Centre

The crash occurred on Interstate 94 Wednesday morning.
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A head-on crash on Interstate 94 near Sauk Centre Wednesday morning killed a wrong-way driver.

According to Minnesota State Patrol, a semi-truck was traveling east on Interstate 94 at around 3 a.m. Wednesday, while a pickup truck was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lane. 

The two vehicles crashed head-on, with the pickup truck ending up in the median and the semi-truck in the right ditch. 

The pickup driver, a 78-year-old from Osakis. died in the collision, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver was the lone occupant in the vehicle and wasn't wearing a seatbelt. 

The 22-year-old semi driver and the 22-year-old passenger, both from Canada, were not injured.

The incident is under investigation. 

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