Head-on crash with semi leaves 2 dead near Redwood Falls

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A head-on collision with a semi-truck killed two people near Redwood Falls in southwestern Minnesota on Friday.

Both the driver and the passenger of the car were killed when the car crossed into oncoming traffic on Highway 71, directly into the path of the semi-truck.

38-year-old Justin Ahrens from Morton, Minn. was driving the car, and was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. His passenger, 25-year-old Brittany Olson from Redwood Falls, was also found dead at the scene.

The driver of the semi suffered minor injuries, but was taken to a nearby hospital.

State Patrol say alcohol was not a factor in the accident.