Authorities Identify Victims of Fatal Crash in Carlton County

Victims of Fatal Crash Identified in Carlton Co.

Authorities have released the names of the two drivers killed in a fatal crash in Carlton County.

They say 32-year-old Joshua Padgett of Carlton and 56-year-old Karen Johnson of Esko were killed in the crash.

Their cars collided head on around 8:30 Tuesday morning on Highway 45 between Carlton and Scanlon.

The Minnesota State Patrol says a car traveling south crossed the center line and hit the northbound car head-on.

A five year old had in the southbound car had non-life threatening injuries and a three year old in the same car had serious injuries.

Officials are still investigating the crash.

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