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Undated (KROC-AM News) - Minnesota roadways have been especially deadly in recent days. At least six people have died as a result of traffic incidents in the state since Saturday.


Two of the fatalities occurred Tuesday night. The State Patrol says a 16-year-old girl drove a car through a stop sign at a rural intersection in Meeker County and smashed into a minivan, killing the other driver, 75--year-old Florance Deheer of Watkins. The teenage driver and her 15-year-old passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The other fatality occurred in a small town about 25 miles west of Bemidji. The State Patrol says 24-year-old Ada Hvezda of Shevlin was attempting to cross the main street in Shevlin when she was struck by a vehicle.

Two of the other six victims were the Minneapolis teenagers killed early Tuesday when their car collided with a vehicle headed in the wrong direction on I-94. Officials have said alcohol was a contributing factor in the deadly crash.


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