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Minn. high school teacher, coach killed in crash with semi

A west-central high school teacher and coach was killed Tuesday morning in a crash with a semi. Thirty-eight-year-old Richard Vos of Belgrade was riding his bike near the intersection of State Highway 71 and Co Road 31 in Kandiyohi County around 5 a.m. when he was hit. Vos was the long-time head wrestling coach and math teacher at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School.
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A west-central high school teacher and coach was killed Tuesday morning after he was hit by a semi while riding his bicycle, KARE 11 reports.

The State Patrol says 38-year-old Richard Vos of Belgrade was riding his bike near the intersection of State Highway 71 and Co Road 31 in Kandiyohi County around 5 a.m. when he was hit. The driver of the semi was not injured.

Vos was the long-time head wrestling coach and math teacher at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School, according to the school's athletics blog. Vos was also the junior high track and field coach.

The Sauk Herald says all after-school extra curricular activities have been canceled for the day.

In a separate crash, a pedestrian was hit and killed just after midnight on County Road 81 birth of Highway 10 in Big Lake, KSTP reports. Minimal details are available, the television station says, but the pedestrian died at the scene.

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