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2 killed in separate crashes on Minnesota roads Sunday morning

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Two people were killed in separate crashes that involved semi-trucks Sunday morning.

The first happened on Highway 7 at 135th Street in Kandiyohi County at about 3:30 a.m., according to the State Patrol's report.

The report says a semi-truck was traveling eastbound on Highway 7, while a Buick Regal was traveling southbound on County Road 7. The two vehicles hit broadside in the intersection.

The driver of the Buick was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver of the truck, identified as a 35-year-old from Redwood Falls, was seriously injured and airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital.

The crash shutdown the highway outside of Prinsburg until Sunday afternoon. More information is expected to be released later Sunday, the report notes.

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1 killed in rear-end crash with semi

The second crash happened around 7:40 a.m. on Interstate 94 in Clay County, not far from the Minnesota-North Dakota border, the State Patrol's report says.

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A semi-tractor trailer was traveling westbound on the highway when a saturn rear-ended the truck, killing a passenger in the front seat of the car, the report notes.

Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the State Patrol tweeted two others in the car were also injured, while two people in the truck were not injured.

The crash closed the westbound lanes of Interstate 94 Sunday morning, the report says.

So far this year, 10 people have been killed on Minnesota roads, according to the Toward Zero Deaths initiative website. It's not clear if that figure includes the two fatalities from Sunday.

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