The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that took place Friday morning in Wabasha County.

State troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash around 11:35 a.m. on U.S. Highway 61 at milepost 70 in Lake Township.

A 2003 Ford pickup traveling south on the highway crossed the center line and struck a northbound 2018 Freightliner semi truck head-on, according to State Patrol.

A 58-year-old Lake City man was driving the pickup, and a 59-year-old Lake City woman was in the truck as a passenger. Their identities, as well as the identity of the 58-year-old Rochester man driving the semi are expected to be released Saturday afternoon.

No information on the number of fatalities and injuries were released by state patrol Friday night.

Public Safety Reporter

Emily is the Post Bulletin's public safety reporter. A Minnesota native, Emily worked at two newspapers in New England before returning to the Land of 10,000 Lakes in July 2018.

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