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Red Wing crash kills one on Highway 58

Posted at 7:18 AM on January 5, 2012 by MPR News Staff

By Tim Nelson, Minnesota Public Radio News

A crash south of Red Wing killed one person and injured at least two others on Wednesday night.

The State Patrol says a car northbound on Highway 58 was trying to pass two other cars when an oncoming vehicle approached. The car tried to veer back into the northbound lane. The driver lost control and the car spun passenger-door first into oncoming traffic.

The car's driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt and died at the scene of the crash.


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