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Fiery crash kills two in Prinsburg

PRINSBURG -- Two people were killed and two others were injured this afternoon in a fiery head-on crash in Prinsburg, in southern Kandiyohi County.

According to the State Patrol, a 2005 Ford Super Duty pickup driven by Dorothy Hovland, 75, of Shakopee, collided with a 2005 Chevy Silverado around 2:26 p.m. today.

The Silverado burst into flames. Two individuals in that vehicle died. Their names will not be released until Monday.

Hovland was airlifted to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale and is in critical condition, according to the State Patrol. A passenger in her vehicle, Raymond Minahan, 75, of Ortonville was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

According to the State Patrol, Hovland was going west on state Highway 7 near Sixth Street and the other vehicle was going east when they crashed head-on.

Although the road was dry at the time of the crash, the State Patrol says subsequent downpours have made it difficult to determine events prior to the crash.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office assisted at the scene of the accident.

Carolyn Lange

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

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