2 people killed, 1 injured in crash on snow covered road in southern Minnesota

Two people were killed and one was injured following a crash on Highway 63 in southern Minnesota. 

The Minnesota State Patrol report says the crash happened just before 6 p.m. on Highway 63 near milepost 24 in Racine Township, about 18 miles south of Rochester. 

A driver heading northbound collided with a car carrying two people heading southbound. The highway shut down around 6:30 p.m. and reopened around 9:30 p.m. 

A 27-year-old driver from Flandreau, South Dakota, and a 34-year-old passenger from Riceville, Iowa were killed in the crash. 

The 45-year-old driver from Racine suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a Rochester area hospital. 

Everyone was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alcohol was not considered a factor. 

The state patrol report listed the road conditions as snowy and icy at the time of the collision.