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Coon Rapids Man Dies after 3-Car Accident in Rice County

Updated: 05/26/2014 3:41 PM
Created: 05/26/2014 6:36 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A Coon Rapids man died after the car he was in hit two other vehicles on Interstate 35 late Sunday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The state patrol says a 1990 Dodge Dakota was stopped in the left lane on I-35 northbound in Rice County. A 2004 Toyota Sienna was driving on the interstate and swerved to avoid the Dakota, the state patrol says. It then pulled over on the shoulder and activated its hazards.

A northbound 2008 Toyota Sienna then side-swiped the Dakota before striking the other Toyota, the state patrol says.

Thirty-nine-year-old Mach Kuel, a passenger in the 2008 Toyota, died.

None of the other six people in the three cars were injured.

The Faribault Police Department and the Rice County Sheriff's Office assisted.


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