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Fatal Head-On Crash Kills Two People and Injures Rochester Man

Fatal Head-On Crash Kills Two People and Injures Rochester Man Photo: MGNonline.

February 09, 2019 07:27 PM

(ABC 6 News) -- Two people have died in a fatal head-on crash on Highway 61 late Friday night.

Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at milepost 70 on Highway 61 in Lake Township, Wabasha County.

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Authorities say Gary Johnson of Lake City was driving a Ford pickup truck when he crossed the center line and struck a semi truck head-on. Johnson was killed in the crash along with his passenger, Cheryl Schleicher, also of Lake City.

The driver of the semi truck, Richard Warnken, of Rochester, was brought to Wabasha Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say snow and ice may have been a factor in the crash.

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