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Victims of Norman County crash identified

GARY, Minn. -- The Minnesota State Patrol has released the identities of two people who died Thursday after a head-on collision north of Gary on state Highway 32.

The crash occurred about 2:10 p.m. when Doris J. Hanson, 76, of Brooks, was driving south and her car swerved into the opposing lane of traffic, colliding with a car driven by James E. Bateson, 66, of Gary, the patrol said.

Gary is in Norman County, about 35 miles southeast of Crookston.

Road conditions were dry at the time of the crash, according to the patrol.

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