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Patrol identifies teens killed in Itasca County crash

NASHWAUK, Minn. — The two teenage boys who were killed Saturday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 169 in Nashwauk have been identified.

The Minnesota State Patrol identified the two fatalities as Aiden Patrick Hall, 16, and Trent Casey Salminen, 13. The 17-year-old boy driving the Honda and another passenger, a 15-year-old boy, were taken to Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing with what authorities described as injuries that were not life-threatening.

According to the State Patrol, the two boys were riding in a 2005 Honda Accord about 2:42 p.m. Saturday when the driver attempted a left turn from northbound Highway 169 onto Minnesota State Highway 65. During the turn, a 1994 Chevrolet Cobra Camper driving south on Highway 169 struck the Honda.

The State Patrol reported that three of the boys were from Hibbing; no city was listed for Hall.

The driver of the Chevrolet camper, a 61-year-old man from Chisholm, was not injured. A 59-year-old female passenger from Chisholm was treated at Fairview Range Medical Center for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office, Nashwauk Fire Department and Nashwauk Police Department assisted at the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

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