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UPDATE: Names released of the drivers involved in the fatal accident near Harmony

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UPDATE: Minnesota State Patrol has now released the name of the drivers involved in the fatal crash near Harmony.

According to State Patrol, the driver of the Plymouth Sundance was Andrew Davidson, 23, of Austin. Davidson was killed on scene.

The driver of the milk truck was Chad Finseth, 40, of Preston. Finseth was uninjured in the crash.

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PREVIOUS STORY: A car crash near Harmony claims the life of a man Tuesday afternoon. 

The state patrol is still working through the information they gathered at the scene.

What they've pieced together so far is the driver of a Plymouth Sundance, a 23-year-old from Austin, was going south when his car crossed into the north-bound lane about 1:13 p.m.

A milk truck was traveling north and tried to avoid the Sundance but ultimately struck it on the north-bound shoulder

The driver of the milk truck, a 40 year old from Preston, was uninjured but the driver of the Sundance was killed on scene.

According to Sergeant Troy Christianson with the Minnesota State Patrol, this is the deadliest in a list of crashes that happened all across southeast Minnesota Tuesday.

"Right now [the cause is] part of the active investigation, so we're going to have to speak to some witnesses of driving conduct and also speak with the driver of the milk truck," Christianson said. "But today we've actually had a lot of crashes but nothing as bad as this crash that we're on scene right now." 

The cleanup effort lasted a few hours as debris littered the scene.

Highway 52 was closed until shortly after 6 o'clock

According to the State Patrol website, we can expect more information Wednesday morning.
 


PREVIOUS STORY: One person is dead following an accident near Harmony.

According to our crew on scene, the accident happened around 1:13 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 52 near County Road 16.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a car was heading south when, for a currently unknown reason, it crossed the center line and ran into a milk truck. The truck driver was not injured in the crash but the driver of the car was killed. State Patrol say the driver was a young male.

Emergency crews have closed the road until the scene can be cleared.

We are working to get the latest information and will bring it to you when it becomes available.

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