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Two killed in head-on near Mahnomen

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Two people died and two were injured in a head-on collision Tuesday morning on Highway 59 near Mahnomen.

No names were released Tuesday evening pending notification of relatives.

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The driver of the first vehicle (a 1992 Buick LeSabre) was an 81-year-old Bejou resident.

He died as the result of the accident, as did the driver of the second vehicle, a 1985 Chevy motor home driven by a 67-year-old Ile Des Chenes, Manitoba, resident.

Two passengers in the motor home, a 66-year-old Ile Des Chenes resident and a 64-year-old whose address was not available, suffered "non life-threatening injuries," according to the State Patrol.

The accident occurred on dry blacktop about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 59 some three miles north of the city of Mahnomen.

The accident is under investigation. The Mahnomen County Sheriff's Department provided assistance.

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