Fatal crash in SE Minn. claims three lives

A head-on crash on U.S. Highway 14 near Dodge Center killed three people and injured a fourth Tuesday evening, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.

A head-on crash on U.S. Highway 14 near Dodge Center killed three people and injured a fourth Tuesday evening, the Rochester Post Bulletin reports.

The Minnesota State Patrol reports a 43-year-old man from Zap, N.D., and his 10-year-old son died. A 53-year-old man from West Concord was also killed died in the accident. His 39-year-old wife was taken to the hospital with not life-threatening injuries.

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