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Mankato man dies in Olivia propane truck blast

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7:45 a.m. update

OLIVIA -- Authorities have identified the driver killed in an explosion Sunday morning. Brad M. Ripley, 44, of Mankato was the driver of a tractor-trailer that was hauling propane before it exploded outside Olivia, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The State Patrol said the tractor-trailer apparently rolled over as it turned from U.S. Highway 212, on the western edge of Olivia, to go north on U.S. Highway 71.

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