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Middle River man dies in collision

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 24-year-old man from Middle River, Minn., died of injuries sustained in a head-on collision between a pickup and a semi Sunday near Fergus Falls, the Minnesota State Patrol said Monday.

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 24-year-old man from Middle River, Minn., died of injuries sustained in a head-on collision between a pickup and a semi Sunday near Fergus Falls, the Minnesota State Patrol said Monday.

Richard L. Smith, 24, was driving the pickup when it crossed the center line of Highway 59 about 1:27 p.m. and struck the semi head-on, the patrol said. Smith's name was released Monday morning after immediate relatives had been notified.

The accident happened about 1:27 p.m. on Highway 59 about 3 miles north of Fergus Falls, the report said.

The driver of the semi, David Bjorgo, 53, Pelican Rapids, Minn., was not injured.

Related Topics: MINNESOTA STATE PATROL
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