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Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) -  A man was killed Thursday in western Minnesota after being struck by a semi-truck.

The State Patrol says the truck was trying to back onto a highway near the town of Wheaton when it hit the victim. He was identified as 24-year-old Jesse Kapela of Waite Park. He died at the scene of the accident that happened around 8:30 am. The truck was driven by 37-year-old Nicholas Hunter of Glenwood.


A Bloomington woman was killed in a traffic wreck west of the Twin Cities Thursday.



The wreck happened around 5:00 pm on Highway 169 south of Shakopee. The State Patrol says a car driven by 76-year-old Sharon Thran pulled in front of another vehicle that was southbound on Highway 169. Thran died at the scene. The other driver was identified as 32-year-old Anthony Powell of Shakopee. He had non-life-threatening injuries but did not seek medical treatment.

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