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Mankato, MN (KROC-AM News) - A head-on crash early Saturday morning in south-central Minnesota claimed two lives.

The State Patrol says the deadly collision was reported shortly after 2:30 AM on a rural highway about 10 miles west of Mankato. A preliminary report on the incident indicates a southbound vehicle and a northbound vehicle collided head-on on Highway 15 in Brown County just north of the town of Madelia.

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Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. They have been identified as 33-year-old Aaron Gronau and 28-year-old Luis Perez. The State Patrol says both men were from New Ulm.

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The road conditions were described as wet at the time of the fatal crash. It's not yet known if alcohol was a contributing factor.

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