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One person killed in accident near Milan

MILAN – One person died as the result of an accident on Minnesota Highway 40 about five miles east of Milan at 6:42 a.m. today, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

The Minnesota State Patrol and Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a collision involving a 2004 Chevrolet Trailblazer and a 2014 Harley-Davidson.

The name of the deceased is expected to be released late tonight, according to the Patrol.

Traffic was temporarily detoured around the accident site.

KDMA Radio in Montevideo reports that a 58-year-old Paynesville man on the Harley-Davidson was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Chevy Trailblazer was wearing a seat belt and was not injured.