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Published December 08, 2012, 09:26 AM

Head-on crash kills 2 near Grand Forks

GRAND FORKS - Two men were killed in a head-on collision south of Grand Forks Friday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

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GRAND FORKS - Two men were killed in a head-on collision south of Grand Forks Friday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Their names have not been released. One is an 86-year-old from Buxton, N.D., who died at the scene. The other is a 78-year-old from Northwood, N.D., who died at Altru Hospital.

The patrol said the Buxton man was northbound in a 2002 Saturn sedan on County Road 81 about 4 p.m. and the Northwood man was southbound in a Chrysler minivan. They collided while both were negotiating a curve four miles south of Grand Forks.

The Buxton man wore seatbelts while the Northwood man did not. Airbags deployed in both their vehicles. The black-top road was not slick and the weather was clear.

The accident is still under investigation, the patrol said.

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