MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two people are dead and three are injured after a two-car crash, and subsequent head-on collision, in Maple Grove Friday afternoon.

According to the Maple Grove Police Department, officers were called to a report of a head-on collision around 3:54 p.m. Friday at County Road 81 and Maple Grove Parkway.

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Upon arrival, officers learned that a vehicle, driven by 54-year-old Michael Kelley of Dayton, was traveling westbound on County Road 81 when it crossed into the eastbound traffic lane.

Officers said this resulted in a two-car crash as Kelley sideswiped an eastbound traveling vehicle, which then hit another car.

According to Maple Grove police, three people sustained non-life threatening injuries in this crash.

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Police said Kelley continued to drive westbound in the eastbound lane of County Road 81 after the collision.

Kelley then hit another eastbound vehicle, driven by 68-year-old Cheron Swanson of Dayton, head-on.

Police said both Swanson and Kelley were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, alcohol appears to have been a factor in the fatal crash.

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Maple Grove Police and Fire Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol are currently investigating the crash.