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2 die in crashes in Meeker, Sibley counties

  • March 17, 2014 - 9:49 PM

Two people died Monday morning in accidents on Minnesota roads west of the Twin Cities, one in Meeker County, one in Sibley County.

Harvey Chupp, 87, of Eden Valley, Minn., was killed just after 9:30 a.m. when he lost control of his 1997 Chevy pickup on icy Hwy. 55 west of Eden Valley and rolled into a ditch south of the highway, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. He was not wearing a seat belt. No one else was involved in the crash.

In the Sibley County crash, one driver was killed and another was injured when two vehicles collided head-on shortly after 6 a.m. on Hwy. 15 a mile south of Winthrop and about 18 miles north of New Ulm. Charlan Kaml, 41, of Kimball, Minn., the driver of a northbound 1999 Buick Regal, was killed. John T. Lott, 33, of Winthrop, who was driving a southbound 2013 Ford pickup, was injured when their vehicles collided head-on in the southbound lane. Kaml was not wearing a seat belt; Lott was.

No one else was involved. Roads were dry at the time, the patrol said.

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