A semitrailer truck collided head-on with a car on an icy northern Minnesota highway Wednesday night, killing the car's driver and a passenger, according to the State Patrol.

The truck hit the side of a Ford pickup before slamming into a Chevrolet Impala just before 8 p.m. at Hwy. 46 and County 39 about 10 miles north of Deer River, Minn., said the patrol's Sgt. Neil Dickenson.

The driver of the Impala, Steven Kubiszewski, 34, of Wyoming, Minn., and a passenger in the vehicle, Arthur Kubiszewski, 57, of Chisago City, were taken to Grand Itasca Hospital in Grand Rapids, where they were pronounced dead. Both had been wearing seat belts, the patrol said.

Two people in the pickup, Jake Perrington, 39, and Jack Perrington, 14, both of Deer River, were not hurt. They were wearing seat belts, the patrol said.

Jason Evans, 47, the semi driver from Deer River, was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt, the patrol said.

Roads were snow covered and icy at the time of the crash, the patrol said.