Two killed in four-car chain reaction pile-up

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A four-car crash in Minneapolis early Sunday morning left two people dead. The names of the two people killed have not yet been released.

KMSP reported that three of the four cars were at a traffic light in the eastbound lane of Olson Memorial Highway at Morgan Avenue around 1 a.m. when the fourth car rammed the third from behind, killing two occupants inside. That caused a chain reaction, where each vehicle then hit the one in front of it.

MPR reported that the driver of the fourth car was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center. The Pioneer Press reports that driver is in stable condition. Three people in the second vehicle were also taken to HCMC with injuries that weren't life-threatening.

No arrests have been made. Minneapolis police are investigating whether speed or alcohol were contributing factors. The Star Tribune says that police did not say whether those involved were wearing seat belts.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office will release the names of the victims.

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