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Ely, MN (KROC AM News) - A woman was killed and two men were seriously injured in a two-vehicle traffic crash in northeast Minnesota Thursday.

The deadly wreck happened just before 5:00 pm in rural St Louis County near Ely.



The Minnesota State Patrol says a pickup truck was driving north on Highway 1 when an oncoming small SUV crossed the centerline and the two collided.

The State Patrol says the SUV was driven by 38-year-old Ryan Reid of Superior, Wisc. He suffered life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the truck was identified as 74-year-old Robert Baier of Ely. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries. There were two passengers in the truck. 72-year-old Patricia Marsnik of Ely was killed. The other passenger - 80-year-old Raymond Marsnik of Ely - suffered life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol report indicates there was ice and snow on the road.

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