Deer River, MN (KROC AM News) - There has been another deadly traffic wreck in Minnesota, this time in the northeastern part of the state.

It happened around 6:00 PM Wednesday near Deer River.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a semi-truck that was on Highway 46 struck the side of an oncoming pickup truck and then collided head-on with a car. The car was right behind the pickup and its driver and passenger were fatally injured.

They were identified as 34-year-old Steven Kubiszewski of Wyoming, Minnesota and 57-year-old Arthur Kubiszewski of Chisago City.

The pickup was driven by 39-year-old Jake Perrington of Deer River. He and a passenger were not hurt. The driver of the semi-truck- 47-year-old Jason Evans of Deer River - also escaped injury.

The State Patrol describes the road condition as snow/ice but it’s not known if that was a factor in the deadly wreck.

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