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Two-vehicle crash north of Willmar leaves one man dead

Emergency crews respond to the scene of a two-vehicle crash around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Business Highway 71 and County Road 24. At least one person died in the crash. The intersection has long been Willmar's most dangerous stretch of roads, with multiple crashes at the site over the past couple years. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

WILLMAR -- Deallo D. Felder, 20, of Minneapolis, was dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash that happened around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Business 71 and County Road 24 near the county Health and Human Services Building and Law Enforcement Center.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Felder was a passenger in a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am driven by Otimbum L. Wilson, 19, of Cleveland, Ohio.

Wilson's vehicle was westbound when it collided with a southbound 2005 Ford pickup driven by Keith A. Thompson, 52, of Raymond.

Both Thompson and Wilson were treated and released for non-serious injuries at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

The State Patrol reported that neither Wilson or Felder were wearing their seat belts and that it is unknown if Thompson was wearing his seat belt.

Southbound traffic on Business 71 was detoured onto the Highway 23/71 bypass east of Willmar for a period of time due to the crash.