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Coon Valley man accused of causing deadly crash near Fargo

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A driver from Coon Valley could be charged with causing two traffic deaths in a Minnesota car crash.

Justin Helgeson of Coon Valley reportedly ran through a stop sign Friday morning at an intersection in western Minnesota, near Moorhead.

Helgeson’s pickup crashed into an SUV, killing a man and woman from Moorhead in that vehicle.

Both victims were 62 years old.

The state patrol says the 26-year-old Helgeson was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

The crash is still being investigated, and alcohol is not considered a factor.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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