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2 Killed in Head-on Crash Near Iowa Border

Updated: 05/29/2014 11:24 AM
Created: 05/29/2014 8:49 AM KSTP.com

The Minnesota State Patrol says two men were killed when one of them drove the wrong way on an interstate in southern Minnesota.          

The crash happened shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 35 near Albert Lea near the Iowa border. The patrol says 46-year-old Kirt Schmidt of Owatonna was traveling south in the northbound lanes and collided with a car driven by 28-year-old James Winnes, of Albert Lea. Winnes' vehicle was pushed into a semi.          

Both Schmidt and Winnes died at the scene of the collision. There were no passengers in their vehicles. The Albert Lea Tribune says the trucker wasn't injured.          

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Photo: Courtesy of Sarah Stultz/Albert Lea Tribune

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