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Two dead in Jackson County crash

JACKSON — Donna Kanuch, 85, of Jackson, and Norma Kanuch, 64, also of Jackson, both died in a two-vehicle accident reported at 11:10 a.m. Friday at the intersection of U.S. 71 and Jackson County 4.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol Report, Donna Kanuch was driving a 1996 Chrysler Concorde east on Jackson County 4 when there was a broadside collision with a 2006 International Semi and 2000 Wilx Wilson trailer traveling on U.S. 71. The semi and trailer was driven by Dwayne Meyer, age 56, of Spencer, Iowa.

Norma Kanuch was a passenger in the 1996 Chrysler Concorde, which was totaled. The semi and trailer sustained severe damage.

The Minnesota State Patrol reported Meyer was taken to Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D., with serious injuries. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the accident, which is still under investigation.