2 Men Killed Along Pine County Highway

Two men have been struck and killed along an eastern Minnesota highway.

The State Patrol says the two had been in a minor accident on Highway 18 in Pine County Thursday and got out of their vehicles to inspect the damage.

They were hit by a car driven by a 44-year-old Rutledge man.

The patrol says 68-year-old Ronnie Colsch of Caledonia died at the scene.

A 63-year-old Finlayson man died at a Duluth hospital. The name of the second victim was not immediately released.

Authorities say Colsch sideswiped a semi driven by the second victim as it back into a driveway along the highway.

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