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Rural Jackson man killed in crash

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JACKSON -- One person is dead and another injured after a two-vehicle crash Saturday afternoon in Jackson County.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Department, 53-year-old Melvin Dunford of rural Jackson was found dead at the scene of the crash, which occurred at approximately 3:35 p.m. Saturday on 525th Avenue, just north of 830th Street, in Belmont Township.

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Dunford was driving a 1990 Chevy Cavalier that collided with a 1996 Buick Park Avenue driven by Lori Olson, 48, of rural Jackson.

Olson was transported to the Jackson Medical Center and then airlifted to Sanford Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Both vehicles were considered a total loss. The crash remains under investigation.

Assisting at the scene were the Jackson Ambulance and Rescue and the Minnesota State Patrol.

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