Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) - The Olmsted County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fatal traffic crash on New Year’s Eve.

A statement issued by Captain Scott Behrns says deputies and emergency responders from the Byron Fire Department were called to the 8000 block of Valleyhigh Road Northwest just before 11pm after two vehicles collided head-on along the rural highway a few miles northwest of Rochester in Kalmar Township.

Behrns says a 60-year-old Byron man suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was a 19-year-old Byron man. Information about his condition is not available.

The names of the two men and other details about the crash are expected to be released on Tuesday.


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