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Brooten man killed in double-fatal accident near Kensington

The drivers, both teens, collided on state Highway 55 near Kensington.

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ALEXANDRIA, Minn. — Two people were killed late Thursday, April 22, in a head-on collision on state Highway 55 in Douglas County.

According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol , a 16-year-old girl from Kensington and Joseph John Feldman, 19, of Brooten , were the drivers. The State Patrol has not yet released the name of the juvenile female.

The 16-year-old was driving a 2006 Buick Lucerne east on Highway 55 near Kensington about 9:45 p.m. when it collided with a 1994 Ford F-150 driven Feldman. The airbag on the Buick deployed. An airbag did not deploy on the F-150.

According to the State Patrol report, the 16-year-old was wearing a seat belt and it's unknown if Feldman was.

Road conditions were described as dry. No passengers were listed in either vehicle, and alcohol was not involved.

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The crash closed down Highway 55 for nearly six hours and traffic was detoured around the site.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with the name of the Brooten man. The juvenile female's name has not yet been released by the State Patrol.

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