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66-year-old Man Killed in Head-on Collision with Pickup Truck

severely damaged car following deadly crash

According to KAAL-TV, one man is dead and another hospitalized following a head-on collision on Highway 56 in Hayfield, Minnesota, on Tuesday morning.

Details of the Fatal Accident

A 66-year-old man traveled south on Highway 56 in a Ford Focus at around 5:37 a.m. when the accident occurred. A 19-year-old driving a Ford pickup truck northbound attempted to pass another vehicle and slammed into the Ford Focus head-on near 710th Street.

KAAL-TV reports that the 66-year-old man died as a result of the crash. The 19-year-old pickup truck driver received treatment at Saint Mary’s Hospital for serious injuries.

The investigation is ongoing, but officials have not said if weather played a role in the crash.

Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics

The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

  • 35,092 people died in motor vehicle wrecks on U.S. roadways in 2015.
    • This is an increase of 7.2 percent from 2014 – the largest increase in nearly 50 years.
  • An estimated 2.44 million people suffered injuries in motor vehicle accidents in 2015.
    • 105,000 more people sustained injuries in crashes in 2015 compared to 2014.
  • Fatal multiple-vehicle crashes increased by 11.2 percent from 2014.

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