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Kellogg man killed in Friday crash

The vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 42 near Kellogg.

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KELLOGG, Minn. — A Kellogg, Minn., man died Friday, May 20, 2022, after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 42 and Highway 61.

James Leroy Gander, 78, of Kellogg, was driving a 2002 Ford Taurus when it collided at the intersection near Kellogg with a 2018 Dodge Ram heading south on Highway 61 at 3:07 p.m., according to a Minnesota State Patrol report.

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Gander was killed in the collision. The driver of the Dodge Ram, Jaidyn Rose Schutz, 19, of Welch, Minn., was taken to Gundersen St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Wabasha with non-life-threatening injuries.

The Wabasha Police Department, Wabasha County Sheriff's Office, Wabasha Fire Department, Wabasha Ambulance and the Minnesota Department of Transportation responded to the incident.

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