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Two killed in accident involving MSP squad car

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Minnesota State Patrol squad car
Minnesota State Patrol squad car

Cannon Falls, MN (KELO AM) - A Minnesota State Patrol trooper responding to a deer – motorcycle accident, was airlifted to a Rochester, Minnesota hospital after having his own accident in Cannon Falls.

According to the Star-Tribune, the trooper had lights and siren activated when he broadsided a vehicle driven by a 78-year-old man.  The driver of that vehicle and a 79-year-old passenger died in the crash.

Witnesses say the car carrying the elderly couple pulled out of a parking lot into the path of the squad car.   The two cars spun and hit a third vehicle, without additional injuries.

The trooper is said to have serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

The Goodhue County Sheriff and Cannon Falls Police are investigating the accident.

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