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Truck driver killed in collision with MnDOT snowplow in central Minn.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the Snap-on Tool truck driver was westbound on U.S. Highway 10, south of Royalton in Benton County when he drove into the back of a snowplow, also driving west, operated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The plow was clearing snow and had its warning lights activated at the time of the 11:30 a.m. collision. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
 

ROYALTON, Minn. -- A truck driver was killed Tuesday morning in central Minnesota when his vehicle rear-ended a snowplow.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the truck driver was westbound on U.S. 10 south of Royalton in Benton County when he drove into the back of a westbound snowplow operated by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

The plow was clearing snow and had its warning lights activated at the time of the 11:30 a.m. collision.

The driver of the Snap-on Tool truck was a 30-year-old St. Michael man. He was not immediately identified.

The plow driver was identified as Judy Breyfogle, 57, of Little Falls. She suffered minor injuries.

The collision remains under investigation by the State Patrol and MnDOT.

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