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Investigation into fatal Cannon Falls crash could take longer than normal

 CANNON FALLS, Minn. (KTTC) -- The Minnesota State Patrol says the investigation into the July 4th crash that killed two people and injured a state trooper could take longer than normal.

According to Lieutenant Eric Roeske, the state patrol is investigating the crash and will pass their findings onto Goodhue County who will also conduct an investigation. They are investigating the exact cause of the crash and factors such as how fast the state patrol car was going. He says if a lawsuit is filed, the findings into the investigation could take longer to release.

The accident happened on July 4th on 65th St. and Co. Rd. 24. A state trooper was responding to another accident when a car pulled out of a fast food restaurant parking lot and the cars collided. A third car got caught in the middle of the crash as well, but both the driver and passenger were not injured.

The State Patrol officer, 48-year-old Scott Reps, was airlifted to Saint Marys with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Lt. Roeske says an update on his condition will not be released.

The couple in the other car, 79-year-old Geneva Scott and her husband 78-year-old Norman Scott were both killed in the accident. We're told they shared a love of gardening and were active in their church.

They leave behind a daughter, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

A visitation for the Scott's will be held Tuesday at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls from 4 to 8 p.m. Their funeral service will be on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at First English Lutheran Church in Cannon Falls. Interment will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Randolph. Military honors will be presented for Norman.

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