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Blaine Man Killed In Crash On Highway 65

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BLAINE, Minn. (WCCO) – An 80-year-old man from Blaine was killed Monday morning after a two-vehicle crash on Highway 65 in Blaine, according to police.

Blaine Police responded to a report of a crash at about 9:51 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 65 and Cloverleaf Parkway. When officers arrived, there had been a two-vehicle crash between a Ford Ranger pick-up truck and a Pontiac Grand Am.

An 80-year-old man driving a Pontiac Grand Am was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the pick-up, a 35-year-old man from Cambridge, was not hurt and is cooperating with police.

Authorities said the Pontiac Grand Am was driving eastbound on Cloverleaf Parkway when it crossed Highway 65 and was hit by the Ford Ranger, which was traveling southbound on the highway. Police said they don’t believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the crash, and the driver of the pick-up was not held at the scene.

The name of the victim from Blaine has not been released pending notification of his family. The accident is under investigation by Blaine Police, the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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