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Undated (KROC-AM News) - The State Patrol has issued reports concerning two fatal crashes that occurred on Friday.

The first was reported in northern Minnesota around 7:20 AM and involved a piece of farm machinery. The State Patrol also noted the victim was not wearing a seatbelt. 76-year-old Kathleen Patch of Blackduck was driving on a rural highway just south of Lower Red Lake about 10 miles north of Bemidji when her car collided head-on with a pickup truck.

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The State Patrol says she was following a tractor pulling a hay bale trailer and the fatal crash occurred when she apparently attempted to pass it. The driver of the pickup suffered minor injuries.

The second deadly crash occurred around 2:50 PM in southwestern Minnesota. The State Patrol says a 69-year-old man from Lynd was killed when his pickup collided with a truck at the intersection of Highway 23 and Highway 59 on the southwest edge of Marshall.

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The victim's name has not been released. The State Patrol says the driver of the semi was not hurt.

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