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1 Dead, 2 Injured After 3-Car Crash In St. Louis Co.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – One person is dead and two others are injured following a three-car crash in St. Louis County Friday evening.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office,  officers responded to the scene around 5:50 p.m. at Highway 7 near the intersection of Chesapeake Court in Mt. Iron.

Police said a pick-up truck traveling north on Hwy. 7 crossed over the center line and into oncoming traffic.

The pick-up truck then struck a southbound car head-on.

Police said a third vehicle then hit the back of the pick-up truck and came to rest in a ditch.

Police said the 49-year-old driver of the southbound car and the 15-year-old passenger sustained serious injuries. The teenager was airlifted from the scene to a Duluth area hospital.

The driver of the truck, a 79-year-old Mt. Iron man, died at the hospital.

The third driver was uninjured.

The accident is currently under investigation.

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