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Update: Fatal accident reported near Milan, Highway 7 is closed north of town until further notice

MILAN – Emergency responders and law enforcement officers are on the scene of a fatal accident north of Milan.

Little information is available at this time, but according to the State Patrol the accident was reported shortly before 7 a.m. today on state Highway 7 north of Milan in Chippewa County.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is now reporting that Highway 7 at the railroad underpass north of Milan in closed due to a crash until further notice. All motorists are advised to avoid the area and use alternate routes. Law enforcement is directing traffic to side roads around the accident.

The accident is described as a roll-over type accident.

The initial report does not indicate how many vehicles or how many individuals were involved.

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Kelly Boldan

Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: or the Tribune's blog at:

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