MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people died and at least one other person was hurt Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash in western Minnesota, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

Authorities said the crash happened at about 8:43 p.m. Sunday on Highway 71 near 780th Avenue in Renville County near Olivia.

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The State Patrol said a 2005 Buick LeSabre was headed northbound on Highway 71 while a farm implement was stopped on the northbound shoulder slightly in the traffic lane, unoccupied with its hazard lights on. The car rear-ended the farm implement, killing the driver of the car at the scene.  A front-seat passenger was airlifted to North Memorial Hospital and later pronounced dead.

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Authorities said a back seat passenger in the car was also transported to Olivia Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and another back seat passenger in the car was not hurt. Authorities identified the victims as 76-year-old Thomas Kopel and 74-year-old Carla Kopel, both of Olivia.

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What led up to the crash is still under investigation by the Renville County Sheriff’s Office and Olivia Police with assistance from the Minnesota State Patrol.