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2 killed, 7 injured when car and RV collide in western Minnesota

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Two people were killed and seven were injured when a car and a recreation vehicle collided in western Minnesota Saturday night.

A Buick carrying two passengers was traveling northbound on Highway 29 when it collided with the Ford RV at the intersection with Highway 40, the State Patrol incident report says. The crash occurred about 25 miles west of Willmar at around 9:20 p.m.

The two passengers in the Buick – the 87-year-old driver from Benson and her 84-year-old friend from Long Lake, were killed, the Star Tribune reports. They have not been identified.

All seven passengers in the RV, who ranged in age from 2 to 55, suffered non-life threatening injuries, the incident report notes.

This wasn't the only fatal crash on Minnesota roads this weekend.

On Saturday in far northwestern Minnesota, a motorist traveling eastbound on Highway 1 crossed the centerline and hit an oncoming van head-on, killing 49-year-old Timothy Bruggeman of Thief River Falls, who was a passenger in the van, the State Patrol report notes.

Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.

On Friday, the driver of a Dodge Stratus died after running off the road, hitting a guardrail and then striking a bridge pillar on eastbound Interstate-694 in Ramsey County, the State Patrol reports. The driver's identity hasn't been released.

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