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Eveleth man killed in crash

Another passenger and the driver of the vehicle both suffered what authorities described as non-life-threatening injuries.

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A 75-year-old man from Eveleth was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon about 15 miles south of Eveleth.

Stanley Giles Erkkila was a passenger in a van traveling north on U.S. Highway 53 just before 4 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle on an icy road and rolled into the median, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The vehicle came to a rest in the southbound lane of the highway.

Another passenger, Sirkka Grace Erkkila, 47, and the driver of the van, Douglas Lee Anderson, 67, both of Eveleth, suffered what authorities described as non-life-threatening injuries.

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