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Highway was Dry When Vehicles Collided, Killing 3

Updated: 03/17/2014 12:02 PM
Created: 03/17/2014 11:59 AM WDIO.com

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - The highway was dry when a car crossed the center median and hit an oncoming truck, killing three and injuring three others between St. Peter and Mankato.

Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse Grebow says a Dodge Caliber crossed the centerline Sunday and collided with a Ford F-150 pickup on Highway 169.

Thirty-six-year-old Lindi Paul of St. Peter and her 5-year-old daughter, Emma Paul, were killed in the Caliber.

Sixty-five-year-old Michael O'Boyle of Marion, S.D., also died. He was driving the pickup.

A 4-year-old girl in O'Boyle's pickup was taken to a hospital with serious injuries. The other passengers - a woman and an 8-year-old boy - didn't have life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol says the highway was dry and no alcohol was detected.

More information was expected Monday.

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Courtesy: KAAL-TV

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