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Tower, MN (KROC-AM News) - Slick conditions likely contributed to a two-vehicle crash yesterday in northeastern Minnesota that claimed the life of an 11-year-old girl.

The State Patrol says Lucy Pecchia of Tower was a passenger in the car that slid out of control into oncoming traffic and collided with a pickup truck on Highway 169 in St. Louis County. The deadly collision was reported around 4:30 p.m. about 6 miles southwest of Tower.


The driver of the car, 35-year-old April Pecchia of Eveleth was also killed in the crash. The State Patrol says the driver of the pickup, a 69-year-old man from Virginia, was transported to a hospital in Virginia with non-life-threatening injuries.

The highway was covered by snow and ice when the deadly collision occurred.

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