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Head-on collision near Fergus Falls kills Middle River man

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FERGUS FALLS - A 24-year-old man from Middle River died of injuries sustained in a head-on collision between a pickup and a semi near Fergus Falls on Sunday, the Minnesota State Patrol said this morning.

Richard L. Smith, 24, was driving the pickup when it crossed the center line on Highway 59 three miles north of Fergus Falls at about 1:27 p.m. and struck the semi head-on, the patrol said..

The driver of the semi, David Bjorgo, 53, of Pelican Rapids, was not injured.

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