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A man and his wife were killed Thursday after the vehicle they were traveling in collided with this 2005 Freightliner semi near New London. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Intersection near New London, Minn., has been the site of multiple crashes


NEW LONDON — Janett Helgeson drives frequently on state Highway 9 from her home in Sunburg to get to U.S. Highway 71.

That’s where she was Thursday morning when a van that was traveling ahead of her collided with a semi in the middle of the intersection.

“It was terrible,” said Helgeson, who quickly called 911 and then attempted to help the victims — an elderly couple from Madison that was killed and the semi driver who was critically injured.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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