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Troopers Release Names of Minnesota Crash Victims

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UPDATE

The Minnesota State Patrol has released the names of two people killed in a crash near Gary, MN Thursday afternoon.

Troopers say Doris Hanson, 76, of Brooks, MN was driving south on Highway 32 when her car swerved into the northbound lane and collided with another vehicle.

Hanson and the other driver, James Bateson, 66, of Gary, MN were both killed.

Bateson was a long time teacher at Norman County East High School in Twin Valley. He was a business teacher, who retired six-years ago.

UPDATE

Two people died in a head-on crash in Norman County on Thursday afternoon. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened on Highway 32 north of Gary, Minnesota. A 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling north when the driver swerved into the northbound lane, colliding with a 2007 Chevy Impala.

There were two people involved in the crash, and both died at the scene. The identities of those involved are expected to be released Friday morning. According to the incident report, the roads on Highway 32 were dry at the time of the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY

The Minnesota State Patrol is currently on scene of a deadly crash near the Polk County/Norman County line. Sergeant Jesse Grabow tells Valley News Live a head-on crash happened on Highway 32 approximately three to five miles south of Fertile, Minnesota.

A viewer in the area tells Valley News Live the crash was about 2 miles north of Gary, Minnesota in Norman County, and about one mile from The Gary Pines.

A passerby who called in the crash tells us it happened about 2:15 p.m. Sgt. Grabow with the Minnesota State Patrol says two people were inside the vehicles, and both died as a result of the crash.

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