At Least 1 Dead In Redwood Co. Head-On Semi Crash

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota State Patrol says at least one person is dead after a head-on crash involving a semi truck Friday afternoon in Redwood County.

The fatal crash happened on Highway 71 near County Road 2 in Paxton Township just before 3 p.m.

The state patrol says a Pontiac Grand Prix was traveling westbound on Highway 71 when it crossed into oncoming traffic.

There were two people in the Pontiac: 38-year-old Justin Michael Ahrens of Morton and 25-year-old Brittany Renae Olson of Redwood Falls. Both were killed in the accident.

The semi driver, 46-year-old Colin James Grams Bird Island, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The state patrol says only Ahrens was not wearing a seat belt.

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