Two people died on Minnesota roads Saturday in separate two-vehicle crashes, one where a driver ran a stop light and the other where a driver appeared to have alcohol in his system, the State Patrol said.
The first happened about 12:35 p.m. in Elk River, on Hwy. 10 and Upland Avenue. According to the patrol, a pickup going west on Hwy. 10 ran the light and hit a car going south on Upland broadside in the intersection.
The car's 63-year-old driver was dead at the scene, the State Patrol said, identifying him as Daniel W. Vaughn of Elk River. The 18-year-old man driving the pickup was not injured.
The other fatal crash happened about 9:35 p.m. south of McGrath in Aitkin County. The State Patrol had few details as it continued to investigate, but the crash between two cars at Hwys. 18 and 65 killed a 47-year-old McGrath man. A 29-year-old Forest Lake man driving the other car had alcohol detected in his system and was at FirstLight Health System's hospital in Mora with a serious injury, it said.