A driver from Rochester was killed after dark on a highway in a head-on collision between a car and an SUV, authorities said Sunday.
The crash occurred on the southeastern edge of Rochester about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Hwy. 14 near 50th Avenue SE., according to the State Patrol.
Two men from Rochester in the car, the 20-year-old driver and his 58-year-old passenger, were extricated from the vehicle by firefighters while the highway was closed to traffic, according to the Fire Department.
The driver later died, the patrol said. The passenger was in serious condition Sunday morning at a Rochester hospital.
The SUV's driver, a 52-year-old man from nearby St. Charles, climbed out of his upside-down vehicle and came away with no more than minor injuries, fire officials said.
Authorities have yet to say what led to the head-on wreck on the two-lane highway. They intend to release the identities of the vehicles' occupants on Monday.