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Two people killed, one seriously injured Saturday in west central Minnesota intersection crash

An 86-year-old Lake Lillian man and a 35-year-old man from Faribault, neither wearing a seat belt, died in a crash Saturday between Lake Lillian and Cosmos. An 83-year-old woman was flown to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries.

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Editor's note: A new story containing a significant update related to this fatal crash was published later Sunday after it was learned the GMC Yukon was reported stolen minutes earlier. Read more here .

EAST LAKE LILLIAN TOWNSHIP — Both drivers are dead following a crash Saturday afternoon on Minnesota Highway 7 between Lake Lillian and Cosmos, and a passenger was seriously injured.

August Faber, 86, of Lake Lillian, was driving a 2021 Ford Edge westbound on Highway 7, and Jacob Thomas Dahlheimer, 35, of Faribault, Minnesota, was driving a 2019 GMC Yukon southbound on 195th Street Southeast when the vehicles collided at the intersection, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Both men died from their injuries in the crash reported at 4:32 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. Both airbags deployed, but neither was wearing a seat belt. Road conditions were dry, and it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in the crash, according to the report.

Gertrude Faber, 83, of Lake Lillian, a passenger in the Ford, was transported to Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis with life-threatening injuries. She was wearing a seat belt.

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Assisting at the crash scene in East Lake Lillian Township of Kandiyohi County were the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office and Kandiyohi County Rescue Squad, Lake Lillian Fire Department and Ambulance, Cosmos Fire Department, Life Link Helicopter, and Hutchinson Ambulance.

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Jennifer Kotila is a reporter for West Central Tribune of Willmar, Minnesota. She focuses on local government, specifically the City of Willmar, and business.

She can be reached via email at: jkotila@wctrib.com or phone at 320-214-4339.
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