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Man killed in head-on crash with a semi in Meeker County

KINGSTON – A Fairfax man was killed Thursday morning in a head-on crash in Meeker County when the pickup he was driving crossed the centerline and collided with a semi.

The incident was reported at 11:41 a.m. on state Highway 15 and 278th Street, south of Kingston in Dassel Township.

According to the State Patrol, a 2015 Freightliner Cascadia semi driven by Alfred R. Jutkiewicz, 56, of Boston, Massachusetts, was going north on Highway 15 when it collided with a 2012 Ford F-150 pickup that was traveling south and crossed into the northbound lane.

The report indicates the semi rolled into the ditch and into a pond.

The 80-year-old driver of the pickup, whose identity was not immediately released, died at the scene of the accident.

The driver of the semi was not injured.

The Gold Cross Ambulance, Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and Dassel Fire Department assisted at the scene of the crash.