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Four people die in early morning Saturday rollover in Becker County

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Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. (AP) -- Four people were killed after a van left a highway northeast of Detroit Lakes and struck a raised section of the ditch, then rolled over.

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The Becker County Sheriff's Office says the accident occurred just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday. The van had seven occupants in all, four of whom were ejected when the van struck the field approach. Authorities say the four victims were dead at the scene.

The four victims are from the Pinepoint-Ponsford area and are identified as a 28-year-old male, a 35-year-old male, a 24-year-old female and a 22-year-old female. Their names have not been released.

The remaining three occupants are being treated for serious injuries at hospitals in Detroit Lakes and Fargo.

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