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St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - There were at least two fatal traffic crashes in Minnesota on Friday afternoon and Friday night.

The most recent deadly incident was reported around 10:30 PM in St. Paul. Police say preliminary information indicates the driver of a motorcycle was killed after rear-ending a van. A news release also states that speed was a factor in the fatal collision. The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.

State Trooper
photo by Andy Brownell/Townsquare Media-Rochester

The other fatality occurred in far northern Minnesota around 4 PM on Friday. The State Patrol says a 72-year-old man from Baudette was killed when he pulled out into the path of a semi-truck on a Highway near the Canadian border. The victim was identified as Gary Warnken.

The driver of the semi-truck was not injured.

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