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Man dies in head-on collision in north-central Minnesota

A Pennington man is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision on Wednesday morning northeast of Cass Lake.

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PENNINGTON, Minn. -- A Pennington man is dead after a two-vehicle head-on collision Wednesday, March 9, northeast of Cass Lake.

Neil Cutbank, 44, of Pennington, was driving a 2007 Chevrolet HHR when he collided with a 2018 Ford Escape driven by Jeffrey Imhoff, 59, of Bemidji, at 9:50 a.m. on the Scenic Highway South East, according to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff's Office.

The Chevrolet HHR was traveling north and the Ford Escape was traveling south along the highway in Brook Lake Township, about 20 miles east of Bemidji, when they collided in the southbound lane, the release said.

Cutbank was taken by ambulance to Cass Lake Indian Health Service’s Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Imhoof was transported to the Sanford Health in Bemidji with non-life-threatening injuries.

Airbags were deployed in both vehicles and Cutbank was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, the release said.

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