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UPDATE: Names Released in Fatal Head-On Crash in Carlton County

April 29, 2015 08:42 AM

The Minnesota State Patrol has released the names of both drivers killed when two cars collided in Carlton County on Tuesday morning. 

The State Patrol says the two victims were 32-year-old Joshua A. Padgett, of Carlton, and 56-year-old Karen I. Johnson of Esko.

The crash happened on Highway 45 between Carlton and Scanlon at about 8:24 a.m. 

The State Patrol says Padgett was driving southbound on Highway 45 when his Chevy Impala crossed the centerline and struck the northbound car driven by Johnson head-on.

A 5-year-old girl and a 3-year-old boy had been traveling in the car with Padgett. They were also injured.

The patrol is investigating the crash.


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