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PRESTON, Minn. (WCCO) – A driver who was killed after being broadsided by a semi truck in Fillmore County Thursday evening has been identified.

According to the State Patrol, the crash happened along Highway 63 at about 8:30 p.m.

A Honda Civic was on the shoulder of the road with its flashers on, waiting to turn into a farm road. Officers said the semi truck slowed upon approaching the other vehicle.

According to the State Patrol, the driver of the Civic — 25-year-old William Schmoll, of Spring Valley, Minn. — made a left turn across the lanes and ended up driving into the path of the semi.

Schmoll was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi truck — 58-year-old Ronald Houle, of Kensington, Minn. — was not injured in the crash.

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