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1 Dead After Head-On Crash In Polk County

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(credit: Polk County Sheriff's Office)

(credit: Polk County Sheriff’s Office)

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 44-year-old man is dead after police say he crossed into the path of a semi tractor-trailer and was hit head-on.

Police say the crash occurred around 5:40 a.m. Wednesday on State Highway 8 in Apple River Township in Polk County.

Garrett Javner, of Clayton, Wis., was driving a Dodge mini van west on Highway 8 when he crossed into the eastbound lane of a semi. Javner died at the scene. He was the only occupant of his vehicle.

A secondary crash occurred after the fatal collision when a Toyota Camry, driving west on Highway 8 collided with Javner’s mini van.

No one else was injured in the crash.

Highway 8 was closed to traffic while officials controlled the scene. Preliminary investigations revealed Javner was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, which is still being investigated.

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