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Published March 23, 2013, 05:24 PM

One dead, three injured in Aitkin County crash

AITKIN COUNTY, Minn. – A two-vehicle, fatal car accident occurred at 8 a.m. today at the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 3 in Aitkin County, Minn.

By: Associated Press, Associated Press

AITKIN COUNTY, Minn. – A two-vehicle, fatal car accident occurred at 8 a.m. today at the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 3 in Aitkin County, Minn.

According to a Minnesota Highway Patrol release, the car on County Road 3 ran a stop sign at the intersection and was then broadsided by the second car, which was traveling on Highway 169.

The driver of the first car was killed. The Minnesota Highway Patrol has not yet released the individual’s name. A passenger in that car, Jerry Swenson, 69 of Pequot Lakes, sustained serious injuries.

The second vehicle’s driver, Janell Cirkl, 65, and passenger Edward Cirkl, Jr., 66, both of Minneapolis, were also seriously injured, according to the statement from the patrol.

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