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Austin, MN (KROC AM News) - Two men from Hackensack, Minnesota were killed in traffic wrecks Friday that were 300 miles apart.

One of the deadly wrecks was in Austin.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a minivan driven by 87-year-old Lemoyne Kraushaar was westbound on I-90 around noon when it left the road and crashed into a tree. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

The other man died in a crash in rural Cass County in northern Minnesota around 6:00 pm.

The State Patrol says a pickup truck driven by 48-year-old Scott Voudren crossed the centerline and collided with an oncoming SUV. Voudren died at the scene. The SUV was driven by 60-year-old Diane Illies of Solway. She was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The State Patrol has reported seven traffic fatalities since Sunday.

News update:  The Rochester Fire Marshal is investigating two dryer fires.

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