Two teenage boys were killed Saturday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 169 in Nashwauk.
According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the two boys were riding in a 2005 Honda Accord about 2:42 p.m. Saturday when the driver attempted a left turn from northbound Highway 169 onto Minnesota State Highway 65. During the turn, a 1994 Chevrolet Cobra Camper driving south on Highway 169 struck the Honda.
The State Patrol identified the two fatalities as Aiden Patrick Hall, 16, and Trent Casey Salminen, 13. The 17-year-old boy driving the Honda and another passenger, a 15-year-old boy, were taken to Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing with what authorities described as non-life-threatening injuries.
The State Patrol reported that three of the boys were from Hibbing; no city was listed for Hall.
The driver of the Chevrolet camper, a 61-year-old man from Chisholm, was not injured. A 59-year-old female passenger from Chisholm was treated at Fairview Range Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.
The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, Nashwauk Fire Department and Nashwauk Police Department assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.