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18-year-old killed in Pope County crash involving tractor-trailer

18-year-old killed in Pope County crash involving tractor-trailer Photo: MGN.

KSTP
Updated: June 28, 2020 08:44 PM
Created: June 28, 2020 08:39 PM

An 18-year-old is dead after a crash involving a tractor-trailer Sunday afternoon in Pope County.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, around 12:42 p.m., a 2007 Pontiac sedan was driving westbound on County Road 18 just west of Highway 104 in Glenwood Township when it crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a Kenworth tractor-trailer traveling the opposite direction.

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The driver of the Pontiac, Josiah Michael Wright, 18, of Starbuck, Minnesota, was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, the crash report stated. He was not wearing a seatbelt.

According to the State Patrol, the driver of the truck, Steven Robert Nelson, 35, of Paynesville, Minnesota, sustained non-life-threatening injuries.


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