HAY SPRINGS, Neb. (AP) — Two Minnesota residents died in a crash near Hay Springs in western Nebraska, authorities said.

The crash happened early Friday morning on State Highway 87, about 6 miles south of Hay Springs, the Nebraska State Patrol said.

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Investigators believe a pickup truck driven by a 45-year-old Hays Springs man ran a stop sign at a highway intersection and hit a small sport utility vehicle that was traveling on the highway. The patrol says the two people in the SUV — Remington Harder, 22, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, and Josey Tensen, 24, of Glenwood, Minnesota — were thrown from the car and died at the scene.

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The driver of the truck suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening, the patrol said. Authorities continue to investigate the crash.

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