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Two killed in early morning head-on crash

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — A head-on crash this morning near Blooming Prairie resulted in two fatalities, according to responders.

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The Minnesota State Patrol investigates a fatal crash Friday morning on Hwy. 218 north of Blooming Prairie.
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(This article was updated at 4:20 p.m.)

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — A head-on crash this morning near Blooming Prairie resulted in two fatalities, according to responders.

The crash occurred at 6:46 a.m. on U.S. Highway 218 just a mile north of Blooming Prairie. 

A 43-year-old Austin man was  southbound on the highway when his vehicle crossed the center line. His car collided head-on with a northbound vehicle driven by Paul Ingvaldson, 79, of Blooming Prairie, according to Minnesota State Patrol. 

Ingvaldson was transported to Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Marys campus in Rochester for treatment.

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The names of the deceased were not released pending notification of family.

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