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2 dead, 1 injured in Kandiyohi County crash late Wednesday morning

Morning headlines from Nov. 29, 2023
Morning headlines from Nov. 29, 2023 01:56

WHITEFIELD TOWNSHIP, Minn. — Two people were killed and another seriously injured in a central Minnesota crash late Wednesday morning.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says the crash occurred around 11:38 a.m. at the intersection of County Road 5 and County Road 3 in Whitefield Township, about 8 miles south of Willmar.

Deputies arrived to find two vehicles in the west ditch of County Road 5, north of County Road 3.

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Investigators say they determined a 2022 Ford Edge had been traveling westbound on County Road 3 when it collided with a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica that was traveling northbound on County Road 5.

The driver of the Chrysler, 83-year-old Ronald Lundquist, and his passenger, 76-year-old Betty Lundquist, both from Blomkest, died from their injuries.

The driver of the Ford, a 75-year-old from Clara City, suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the crash and was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, according to the sheriff's office.

The crash is under investigation.

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