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State Patrol: Mora Man Killed, Teen Driver Hurt In Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A 22-year-old Mora man is dead after a car crash Friday night involving teenage drivers in Kanabec County.

John Phillip Armstrong was a passenger in a vehicle traveling northbound on Highway 65 in Peace Township.

The car's driver, a 17-year-old girl, attempted to turn left across the southbound lane onto 278th Avenue when they were hit by a southbound SUV just after 9 p.m.

Armstrong, who was not wearing a seat belt, was killed. The teenage driver was hurt, and was transported to North Memorial Medical Center. Her condition has not been released.

The driver of the SUV, who is a 16-year-old Ogilvie boy, and his 15-year-old female passenger from Mora, were also not hurt.

The state patrol is investigating.


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