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Two semitrailer drivers dead after crash near Crookston

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Two semitrailer drivers died early Friday after their trucks collided about 12 miles south of Crookston, the Minnesota State Patrol said.

The semitrailers collided north of Highway 9 and Polk County Road 41 intersection in Russia Township just after 5 a.m., according to an accident report. Both drivers died.

A 65-year-old Crookston man driving a 2012 Kenworth Tractor has been identified as one of the drivers, though his name will not be released until family is notified. The man’s airbag did not deploy during the crash, according to state patrol.

Troopers said they will release information about the other driver once family has been notified. The investigation is ongoing.

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