Kosciusko Co. man killed in Minnesota crash

A man from Kosciusko County was killed, and three others were injured, after a crash in Minnesota Saturday morning.


According to a Minnesota State Police crash report, Brian Smoker, 61, of Leesburg was westbound on Interstate 94 in Clay County, Minnesota, near the town of Barnesville, when for an unknown reason, the pick-up truck he was driving went off the road into the median and struck the bridge piers head-on.


One of the passengers in the pick-up truck, David Smoker, 59, of Leesburg was killed in the crash.


Brian Smoker, along with two other passengers in the truck, Mitchell Garrison and George Tubbs, were injured in the crash. All three were taken to Sandford Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.


Alcohol is not believed to have played a role in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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