MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities say icy roads were a factor Wednesday in a fatal crash in central Minnesota.

The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened shortly before 9 p.m. on Highway 15, just south of St. Cloud.

A pickup truck traveling north on the highway hit a patch of ice near the County Road 8 intersection and collided with a Buick sedan.

Killed was the Buick’s driver, identified as a 67-year-old man from Kimball.

The pickup’s driver, a 57-year-old man from Rice, suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was hospitalized in St. Cloud.

The State Patrol says alcohol may have played a role in the collision.

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