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Deer River, MN (KROC AM News) - A Winona man was among five people involved in a deadly traffic crash in northern Minnesota.

The State Patrol says the crash happened around 7:30 Friday morning in rural Itasca County near the town of Deer River.


The accident report says a vehicle driven by 25-year-old Jacob Starck of Deer River lost control on a slippery road, crossed into the other lane and collided with an oncoming pickup truck.

Starck was not wearing a seatbelt and was killed.

The truck was driven by 43-year-old Thomas Speltz of Trempealeau, Wisc. He suffered non-life-threatening injuries, as did his three passengers. They were identified as 46-year-old Eric Speltz of Winona, 38-year-old Joseph Speltz of Blaine and 73-year-old Robert Speltz of Blair, Wisc.

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